Detroit ended the season on a good note Sunday with a 31-0 shutout victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
With their season now over, the Lions know they'll have the No. 8 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
It's the highest selection the Lions have had since taking defensive end Ziggy Ansah with the No. 5 overall pick in 2013. It will also be general manager Bob Quinn's first pick in the top 15, let alone the top 10. His last three first-round picks have come at No. 16, 21 and 20, the last three years.
Detroit finished 6-10, tied with Buffalo, Cincinnati and Denver, but the Lions get the higher pick because the Lions' strength of schedule win percentage (.504) is lower than those three teams.
There have been some been pretty good players available at No. 8 in recent history.
Linebacker Roquan Smith was taken there by the Bears last year. He's a starter and impact rookie this year.
Running back Christian McCaffrey was taken eighth overall in 2017 by Carolina. He's one of the most versatile running backs in the NFL today.
Tackle Jack Conklin was taken by Tennessee in that slot in 2016. He has an All-Pro nod already under his belt.
The 2019 NFL Draft will take place in Nashville April 25-27.