2013 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Mock Draft Database Says the Pick Will Be...

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Jan 1, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Bjoern Werner (95) pressures in the second quarter of the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at the 2013 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Pick Pct
Bjoern Werner 29.23%
Damontre Moore 27.69%
Dee Milliner 27.69%
Luke Joeckel 4.62%
Dion Jordan 3.08%
Manti Te’o 3.08%
Star Lotulelei 1.54%
Ziggy Ansah 1.54%
Johnathan Hankins 1.54%

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:

Position Pct
Defensive End 61.54%
Cornerback 27.69%
Offensive Tackle 4.62%
Linebacker 3.08%
Defensive Tackle 3.08%

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.

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