Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) runs against Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley (32) during the second half at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft: The Detroit Lions Select…


Detroit Lions fans will get one last look at college players before they become 2014 NFL Draft prospects during the bowl season. With that in mind, we’re mixing in a little draft talk to look at some potential future Lions even as the current Lions try to secure a playoff berth.

This week we’re taking a look at a new mock draft from FanSided draft site NFL Mocks. Sayre Bedinger released his updated mock draft Tuesday morning and with the 19th pick in the first round, the Detroit Lions select C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama. Bedinger offers the following commentary on the pick:

Mosley might be the best non-pass rushing linebacker in this year’s draft, and the Lions are getting a bargain here. I could see them going after another WR here as well, but Mosley is tough to pass on.

I know what you’re thinking, “but the Lions already have a C.J. Mosley!” Yes, having a defensive tackle and a linebacker with the same name could get confusing.

It might not be the most glaring need but linebackers haven’t been uncommon picks for the Lions in early mock drafts. I’ve seen Mosley as the choice elsewhere and last week’s look at the FanSided.com mock had Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier. For the Lions to go in that direction it would likely have to be a value play, at least Bedinger notes the bargain in making the pick.

What do you think? Like it, love it or are you somewhere in between?

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  • Matthew VerHage

    Is LB really a top priority in the upcoming draft? Tully is solid in the middle, and Levy is having an incredible year on the outside. Palmer (or Whitehead or Lewis) probably isn’t anything beyond serviceable on the other side, but we seem to have Bill Bentley out there playing nickle 70% of the time anyway. Honestly, I have no idea what the positions of need are on the defensive side of the ball, because this damn wide-9 scheme doesn’t seem to be playing to anyone’s strengths except for our DEs.