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If this week’s return of “Have at It” is any indication, most of you are hoping the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions pass on Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers if he slides out of the top 10 of the draft. The Vikings are scheduled to pick No. 12 and the Lions have the No. 13 pick.

General manager Martin Mayhew said the Lions are considering five to seven players with the 13th pick in the draft. Of course, who’s left when they pick depends on what happens in front of them.

Here are three first-round scenarios that could play out, and how it might affect the Lions’ thinking on Day 2.

The defensive line was arguably the deepest and most productive position for the Detroit Lions last season so it stands to reason that it’s a group that won’t get much attention in this year’s draft.

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