Over the past several months, SideLion Report has been profiling potential first round draft picks for the Detroit Lions. With less than 12 hours left on the countdown clock, it’s time to review all the SideLion prospects who might have the chance to hold up a Silver and Honolulu Blue jersey tonight.
The Lions’ interest in drafting a wide receiver has been documented ad nauseam. Whether you’re in the camp who thinks they should trade up, stay put at ten or trade down, we can all agree that a first round wide receiver pick is highly probable. SideLion Report has featured the following receivers: Marqise Lee (USC), Mike Evans (Texas A&M), Brandin Cooks (Oregon St.), Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU) and Sammy Watkins (Clemson). Also on offense, the Detroit Lions might consider picking up a tight end like Eric Ebron (UNC) tonight.
However, with a deep receiving class this year, there’s always the chance the Lions decide to go with a defensive pick in the first round. At OLB, SideLion Report has analyzed Khalil Mack (Buffalo) and Anthony Barr (UCLA). Moving to the secondary, other first round possibilities are corners Darqueze Dennard (MSU) and Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma St.), and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama).
Happy New Year, Detroit Lions fans – Draft day is here.