Mock drafts can be a lot of fun but it is never wise to put too much stock in any single mock, even mocks created by the most reputable draft experts. That being said, if we take a large number of mock drafts representing a wide range of opinions, we can get a more accurate picture of where the Lions may be headed with their pick. At the very least, it gives a good picture of where popular opinion says the Lions should be looking.
That’s why SideLion Report brings you the Detroit Lions mock draft database, now for the third year. I took a look at 65 mock drafts published over the last week and it is quite clear there are three prominent names to keep an eye on: Bjoern Werner, Damontre Moore and Dee Milliner. These three dominated in the Lions’ mock drafts this week, each with similar popularity:
But at this stage in the game particular names have a way of coming and going. What most Lions fans should really be interested in is the position of the player the Lions may ultimately pick. When separated by position, a clear favorite emerges unlike when we were looking at specific names:
This week seemed to see Dee Milliner gain a lot of steam as a possible Lions pick and while that shows up in the breakdown of possible players the Lions will choose, taking a position look shows that defensive end is still the most likely choice.
If you’re interested in the mock-by-mock breakdown, head to the next page for the full list of Lions picks from each mock.