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Detroit Lions



DETROIT LIONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: January 12

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WR

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WRS
OLB
ILB
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
QB
EDGE

Depth Fill (P4)
SFTY

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
RBC
OG
OC
NT
DL3T
DL5T

Minimal Need (P9)
OT
TE


LIONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #13
Most recent mock draft update: 1/12/2022

R1
2
Detroit
Aidan Hutchinson
Michigan
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
269
Aidan Hutchinson NFL Draft photo
While it didn't net many wins, Year One of the Lions' rebuild under GM Brad Holmes did produce a few encouraging signs. The O-Line appears poised to become one of the league's best, Deandre Swift is a budding star at halfback and Coach Dan Campbell is an intriguing motivator and risk-taking playcaller. But that defense! With a revolving door of injury replacements, the Lions were 30th in sacks and 29th in pressures.


If the draft plays to expectations, the Lions will have their choice of two outstanding Edge Rushers, Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson and Oregon's Kavon Thibodeaux. Hutchinson gets the nod here, boosting the try-hard Campbell approach with his Watt-like effort level and prototypical size, and freakish athletic talent. He promises to anchor the Lions D-Line just as last year's first rounder Penei Sewell shapes up as a bedrock member of the O- Line.
R1
27
Detroit (Trade)
David Bell
Purdue
WR
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
210
David Bell NFL Draft photo
DET g LA Rams (Stafford)
The Lions' roster in 2021 was a case study in need areas, but one stood out more than all the rest: the receiving corps was the NFL equivalent of the dreaded AAAA baseball roster. Fourth-round pick Amon Ra St. Brown set franchise records for rookie production, which is nice because there was virtually no one else for Jared Goff to throw it to. This spot isn't about which position to select, it's about which receiver. Purdue's David Bell could put St. Brown's record in jeopardy right away, as he is a filthy route runner with great hands.


While Bell isn't a straight line burner, he has deluxe moves to work in the short- and medium-range passing game the Lions figure to feature as long as Goff is taking the snaps.
R2
34
Detroit
Christian Harris
Alabama
ILB
Reach/Value:
-13
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
232
Christian Harris NFL Draft photo
R3
66
Detroit
Brandon Smith
Penn State
OLB
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
240
Brandon Smith NFL Draft photo
R6
162
Detroit
Ty Fryfogle
Indiana
WR
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
214
Ty Fryfogle NFL Draft photo
R7
213
Detroit (Trade)
Isaac Taylor-Stuart
USC
CB
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195
Isaac Taylor-Stuart NFL Draft photo
DET g NE (M Jackson)


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
2021 1 7 Penei Sewell Oregon OT Value +5
2021 2 41 Levi Onwuzurike Washington DL3T Value +0
2021 3 72 Alim McNeill North Carolina State DL1T Value +3
2021 3 101 Ifeatu Melifonwu Syracuse CB Value +24
2021 4 112 Amon-Ra St. Brown USC WR Value +49
2021 4 113 Derrick Barnes Purdue ILB Reach -15
2021 7 257 Jermar Jefferson Oregon State RBC Value +29
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