Detroit Lions mock draft (rounds one-three)

While sunshine evades the month of May, another source of warmth is on its way.  The 2014 NFL Draft is a day away, and I say, that is a reason to celebray.  Ok, I’m done with the rhymay.

After a few free agent signings, a boatload of draft visits and a million mock drafts, the Detroit Lions’ wishlist is a bit clearer than it was back in March.  And with an extra couple weeks to confuse ourselves, an unprecedented May mock draft is here for patient Detroit fans.

Round One

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, FS

-New addition James Ihedigbo should not be considered a starting free safety.  He is strong against the run but suspect against the pass.  Clinton-Dix would get immediate playing time on passing downs and would eventually supplant Ihedigbo for the starting gig this season.

Other Options

1.  Trade up for Sammy Watkins, Clemson, WR.  The rumors are overwhelming, and one can’t help but wonder how potent the Lions’ offense would become.  Is the trade price to steep?  The Jaguars seem unsatisfied with what the Lions are offering, but maybe the Browns, at pick number four, accept a deal?

2.  Draft Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State, CB.  The Lions have not had a true shutdown cornerback since Lem Barney in the 70s.  The Lions draft Dennard if they think he can lead the secondary.

Round Two

Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, WR

– I am in love with this guy.  With a perfect blend of decent size, plus speed and glue for hands, what is not to like?  If he does not fall to the Lions, consider a bevy other wide receivers with this pick.

Other Options

1. If the Lions don’t get Ha Ha in the first, what about safety Jimmie Ward with their second rounder?  Though a bit undersized, the Northern Illinois product is a speedy ball-hawk in the open field.  A fantastic coverage safety, Ward would split duties Ihedigbo rather splendidly.

2. Take Kyle Van Noy, BYU, OLB.  The Lions could use another play-making linebacker.  Ashlee Palmer is not shabby, but he is not a special player.  Van Noy is solid in pass coverage and brings speed off the edge.

Round Three

Marcus Roberson, Florida, CB

– Roberson is a rare talent that could be had in the third round due to injury concerns and poor performances at the Combine and his pro-day. Other than that, he’s great!  A formerly projected first round prospect, Roberson’s tape is impressive enough for the Lions to roll the dice.

Other Options

1. Go with slot speedster Paul Richardson, Colorado, WR.  A slight, 175-pound frame keeps Richardson from going a round higher.  If he can beef up a bit, his 4.4 speed could be the final piece to a disturbingly potent offense.

2.  The Lions need a safety in this draft!  If they are still void of one by round three, please select safety Terrence Brooks if he is available!  The reigning National Champion out of Florida State ran a 4.42 in the Combine and played well in the Senior Bowl.

Comments

  1. Mattwood440 says

    Sounds reasonable (except for the Watkins foolishness). However we are dealing with the Lions. I wouldn’t be surprised if they drafted Johnny Manziel or a kicker in rounds one.

    • Guest says

      Your retarded! Why would they draft Manziel with Stafford signed for the next 7 years at over 100 million! Plus the Lions have never, or will ever draft a kicker, or a punter in the 1st round. FTW three punters have been picked in the first round.

      1979: 11the pick – Russell Erxleben by New Orleans Saints
      1978: 15th pick – Steve Little by St. Louis Cardinals

      1973: 23rd pick – Ray Guy by Oakland Raiders

      Two kickers have been picked in the first round:

      2000: 17th pick – Sebastian Janikowski by Oakland Raiders
      1966: – Charlie Gogolak by Washington Redskins

    • Guest says

      Obviously your retarded, the Lions don;t even have the cap space to even sign him to there roster. Plus even if they had the cap space, and he was still on the board at number 10. They wouldn’t draft Johnny Manziel, with Matthew Stafford signed for 7 years at over 100 million! Plus the Lions have never, or will ever draft a kicker, or a punter in the 1st round. Oh and FTW three punters have been picked in the first round.

      1979: 11the pick – Russell Erxleben by New Orleans Saints
      1978: 15th pick – Steve Little by St. Louis Cardinals
      1973: 23rd pick – Ray Guy by Oakland Raiders

      Two kickers have been picked in the first round:

      2000: 17th pick – Sebastian Janikowski by Oakland Raiders
      1966: – Charlie Gogolak by Washington Redskins

    • Vernon Schaal says

      Obviously your retarded, the Lions don’t even have the cap space to
      sign him to there roster. Plus even if they had the cap space, and
      he was still on the big board. They wouldn’t draft Johnny
      Manziel, with Matthew Stafford already signed for the next 7 years for over 100 million!
      Plus the Lions have never drafted a kicker, or a punter in the 1st round. Oh and FTW three punters, and two kickers have actually been picked in the first round.

      1979: 11the pick – Russell Erxleben by New Orleans Saints.
      1978: 15th pick – Steve Little by St. Louis Cardinals.
      1973: 23rd pick – Ray Guy by Oakland Raiders.

      2000: 17th pick – Sebastian Janikowski by Oakland Raiders.
      1966: 6th pick Charlie Gogolak by Washington Redskins.

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