In the past we have done a competition regarding Lions picks. I know I normally do okay possibly winning one season and doing horrible in at least one too! Without much going on and roughly two weeks out I think I am ready to put my first Lion’s mock out. I may change my mind here and there but this is my best guess. Please feel free to add your picks or we can do an official thread later?
As of right now I am in fact believing the Dolphins and their desire to land a QB. But I don’t think they want to pay a ton to get it done. AND…the Lions don’t want to fall too far back. I think that means the Lions get #5, #39 OA AND a 5th round pick too (#153 I believe). I think the Lions maybe could do better but they don’t want to risk losing their main target. With that said…here are my picks:
1st rd., #5 OA: DT Derrick Brown. This is a change for me. I have been an Okudah fan (and I still am!) but I think the Lions simply have to have elite DT play for this defense to work and I love this kids game, work ethic and ability. 6’5" and 326 pounds means something to me.
2nd rd. pick, #35 OA…#39 OA…Guard Robert Hunt. I am buying the hype on this kid.
2nd rd. pick, (Dolphins pick)…#39 OA…OLBer Curtis Weaver. I am believing the LOVE this guy but no one is talking about it.
3rd rd. pick, #67 OA…CB Cameron Dantzler. I like this kid skinny or no. Hard to see him falling this far but with an incomplete workout and not great numbers due to a quad issue I think he falls this far and the Lions end his slide.
3rd. rd. pick, #85 OA…RB Zach Moss. BIG at 223 pounds and productive. I am buying the Lions love this kid.
4th rd. pick, #109 OA…DE Kenny Willekes (MSU). This guy has a great motor. Former walk on. Lions coached him at the Senior Bowl too.
5th rd. pick, #149…WR Laviska Shenault. Injury concerns push him to rd. 5 where we take a shot on him.
5th rd. pick (from the Dolphins), #153 OA…CB Lamar Jackson. 6’2" and the Lions also coached him at the Senior Bowl. From NE.
5th rd. pick, #166…Punter Braden Mann. Lions coached him at the Senior Bowl.
6th rd. pick, #182 OA…TE Devin Asiasa, a transfer from MI. A BIG kid who has upside.
7th rd. pick, #235 OA…the Lions take a chance on center Trystan Colon-Castillo. I believe he tore his pectoral muscle.
I planned on going defense as much as possible but in the end this becomes a balanced draft. DT and OLBer early are the biggest additions to the defense but I also added a solid CB rd. 3. I am excited about fielding a deep and competitive RB position group with the addition of Zach Moss. I go defense again in rd. 4 then I look for value in rd. 5 with a WR, another CB and then a punter.
This is a major update for me.