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Detroit Lions



DETROIT LIONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: December 2

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WR

Starter Need Medium (P3)
NT
DL3T
DL5T

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OC
SFTY

Depth Fill (P4)
QB
WRS
EDGE
OLB
ILB

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
RBC
OT
OG
TE
CB

Minimal Need (P9)


LIONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #10
Most recent mock draft update: 12/3/2020

R1
7
Detroit
Ja'Marr Chase
LSU
WR
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Ja'Marr Chase NFL Draft photo
It's over, it's finally over. The Bob Quinn-Matt Patricia Era in Detroit has ended, and we as Lions fans can move on from this long and unnecessary nightmare (maybe). Through 3 seasons of this duo, the Lions have experienced a record of 13-29-1, leaving many scratching their heads as to what exactly went wrong. Prior to Patricia, the Caldwell-led Lions posted 3 winning seasons in 4 years (11-5, 7-9, 9-7, and 9-7). It's not as if the cupboard was left bare after Caldwell's firing, as the roster still had plenty of talented pieces to make formidable runs at a division title. Pairing the roster with Patricia's experience and credibility (upon his arrival), to degrade in the manner this franchise did was astonishing. It was the sole reason he was brought in as Head Coach: to vault the team to playoff runs.

The demise of this football team was noticeable in all areas, from mediocre drafts, inability to create a program "buy-in" amongst current players, former players broadcasting their animosity towards management on social media platforms, lack of production on the field, and questionable roster decisions, all cooked up a recipe for disaster, culminating to a Thanksgiving Day blowout, leading to both men losing their jobs.

With the Lions now on the hunt for new leadership, team owner Sheila Ford Hamp has yet again shown her assertiveness in her desire to put a winning team on the field by letting go of Quinntricia. This is comforting to see that she realized "it wasn't working", but even the best of intentions don't always meet the goals set forth. It's about execution. With Hamp and Team President Rod Wood delegating football decisions to the future GM and Head Coach, Wood has admittedly stated in the past that he is, "not a football guy" and in my opinion, Ford Hamp's address wasn't necessarily inspiring, either. Personal opinion: someone who knows football can effectively hire someone who also knows football to make good football decisions. You can watch the full media address here.

There was most definitely a sense of uncertainty and lack of confidence about the next steps in what actions would be taken to ensure the right candidate is selected for both vacancies. The first step was an obvious one, letting go of both men who weren't meeting expectations, but the next steps are incredibly more important, finding the right GM and Head Coach.

Ultimately, actions do speak louder than words and only time will tell who this franchise sees as a fit to lead, but don't be surprised if you're once again left with your head scratching, though I'll gladly take Patrcia's pencil to do so.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst
R2
39
Detroit
Christian Barmore
Alabama
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
310
Christian Barmore NFL Draft photo
R3
71
Detroit
Aidan Hutchinson
Michigan
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-16
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
278
Aidan Hutchinson NFL Draft photo
R4
102
Detroit
Alec Lindstrom
Boston College
OC
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'4''
Weight:
290
Alec Lindstrom NFL Draft photo
R5
134
Detroit
Jaelon Darden
North Texas
WRS
Reach/Value:
+28
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
174
Jaelon Darden NFL Draft photo


LIONS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 3 Jeffrey Okudah Ohio State CB Reach -3
2020 2 35 D'Andre Swift Georgia RB Value +6
2020 3 67 Julian Okwara Notre Dame EDGE Reach -9
2020 3 75 Jonah Jackson Ohio State OG Reach -22
2020 4 121 Logan Stenberg Kentucky OG Value +19
2020 5 166 Quintez Cephus Wisconsin WR Reach -66
2020 5 172 Jason Huntley NM State RBC Reach -66
2020 6 197 John Penisini Utah DL1T Reach -118
2020 7 235 Jashon Cornell Ohio State DL5T Reach -17
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 8 T.J. Hockenson Iowa TE Reach -1
2019 2 43 Jahlani Tavai Hawaii ILB Reach -80
2019 3 81 Will Harris Boston College S Reach -45
2019 4 117 Austin Bryant Clemson EDGE Reach -43
2019 5 146 Amani Oruwariye Penn State CB Value +98
2019 6 184 Travis Fulgham Old Dominion WR Reach -13
2019 6 186 Ty Johnson Maryland RB Reach -114
2019 7 224 Isaac Nauta Georgia TE Value +53
2019 7 229 P.J. Johnson Arizona DL1T Value +28
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 20 Frank Ragnow Arkansas OC Reach -40
2018 2 43 Kerryon Johnson Auburn RB Reach -31
2018 3 82 Tracy Walker LA-Lafayette S Reach -66
2018 4 114 Da'Shawn Hand Alabama DL5T Value +65
2018 5 153 Tyrell Crosby Oregon OT Value +63
2018 7 237 Nick Bawden San Diego State FB Reach -129
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 21 Jarrad Davis Florida ILB Reach -27
2017 2 53 Teez Tabor Florida CB Reach -12
2017 3 96 Kenny Golladay N Illinois WRF Reach -66
2017 4 124 Jalen Reeves-Maybin Tennessee LB Reach -18
2017 4 127 Michael Roberts Toledo TE Value +18
2017 5 165 Jamal Agnew San Diego CB Value +7
2017 6 205 Jeremiah Ledbetter Arkansas DE Value +31
2017 6 215 Brad Kaaya Miami (FL) QB Value +10
2017 7 250 Pat O'Connor Eastern Michigan DE Value +4
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 16 Taylor Decker Ohio State OT Reach -5
2016 2 46 A'Shawn Robinson Alabama DL5T Value +31
2016 3 95 Graham Glasgow Michigan OG Reach -58
2016 4 111 Miles Killebrew Southern Utah S Reach -7
2016 5 151 Joe Dahl Washington St OG Reach -14
2016 5 169 Antwione Williams Ga. Southern ILB Reach -271
2016 6 191 Jake Rudock Michigan QB Reach -112
2016 6 202 Anthony Zettel Penn State DL3T Reach -62
2016 6 210 Jimmy Landas Baylor LS Reach -267
2016 7 236 Dwayne Washington Washington RBC Reach -162
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 28 Laken Tomlinson Duke OG Reach -25
2015 2 54 Ameer Abdullah Nebraska RBC Reach -2
2015 3 80 Alex Carter Stanford CB Value +7
2015 4 113 Gabe Wright Auburn DL3T Reach -7
2015 5 168 Michael Burton Rutgers FB Reach -135
2015 6 200 Quandre Diggs Texas CB Reach -3
2015 7 231 Cameron Artis-Payne Auburn RB Value +43
2015 7 240 Corey Robinson South Carolina OT Reach -29
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 10 Eric Ebron North Carolina TE Reach -8
2014 2 40 Kyle Van Noy BYU OLB Reach -5
2014 3 76 Travis Swanson Arkansas OC Reach -31
2014 4 133 Nevin Lawson Utah State CB Reach -64
2014 4 136 Larry Webster Bloomsburg EDGE Reach -43
2014 5 158 Caraun Reid Princeton DL3T Value +37
2014 6 189 T.J. Jones Notre Dame WR Reach -30
2014 7 229 Nate Freese Boston College PK Reach -134