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Detroit Lions



DETROIT LIONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: 9/4/2020

Starter Need High (P1, P2)

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
OLB
ILB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OC
SFTY

Depth Fill (P4)
QB
WRS
NT
DL3T
DL5T
EDGE

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

Minimal Need (P9)


LIONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #4
Most recent mock draft update: 9/9/2020

R1
8
Detroit
Alex Leatherwood
Alabama
OT
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
310
Alex Leatherwood NFL Draft photo
The Lions are going to need to sell a lot of fan cutouts this season in order to pay for the six-year, $85 million extension to LT Taylor Decker. In a move that signifies the team's value it places on Decker and the need for stability at the position, Decker is being considered a cornerstone piece for the "foundation" of the roster, or so Matt Patricia put it.

In fact, Patricia stated that this move was part of the re-signings the team is looking to finalize in the near future. Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Duron Harmon, and Frank Ragnow are just a few of the other names Detroit may look to extend, further painting a picture of which players they look to build around.

Prior to the Decker extension, offensive line still could have been debated as a position of need for Detroit. The loss of Graham Glasgow this past offseason most definitely was felt as Detroit attempted at bandaging up the offensive line. Additions of Jonah Jackson and Logan Sternberg via the draft gave the line some youth and potential building blocks for the future. The signing of Halapoulivaati Vatai also gave the line some additional veteran presence.

With Decker being considered a mainstay, Leatherwood may come off our board for Detroit in future mocks. However, close eyes will be placed on the right side of the O-Line to determine if O-Line, yet again, needs to be a focus in next year's draft.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst
R2
40
Detroit
Jamie Newman
Georgia
QB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
230
Jamie Newman NFL Draft photo
R3
72
Detroit
Damone Clark
LSU
ILB
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
239
Damone Clark NFL Draft photo
R4
103
Detroit
Richie Grant
UCF
S
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
194
Richie Grant NFL Draft photo
R5
135
Detroit
DeAngelo Malone
Western Kentucky
OLB
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
230
DeAngelo Malone NFL Draft photo
R6
167
Detroit
Lyn-J Dixon
Clemson
RBC
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
5'10''
Weight:
190
Lyn-J Dixon 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