Round Four, Pick 108: Jamal Peters, Cornerback, Mississippi State
Jamal Peters could be a cornerback that goes under the radar throughout the draft process. However, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has Peters listed as a top 10 cornerback, making him a good pick in the fourth round for the Lions’ struggling secondary. The Draft Network’s Jon Ledyard wrote that Peters is able to contest balls at the catch point and can “compete for the football in the air”, which would be nice to see after watching Nevin Lawson never be able to contest the ball in the air.
Other Options Considered: Kristian Fulton (LSU Cornerback), T.J. Edwards (Wisconsin Linebacker), Taylor Rapp (Washington Offensive Tackle), and Ben Powers (Oklahoma Offensive Guard)
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Round Five, Pick 156: Marquise Brown, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma
Brown is going to rise and will likely not last this long in the draft, however he was available and was a no-brainer at this point. Brown has elite speed and would be the perfect Golden Tate replacement for this offense.
Matt Miller compared him to Antonio Brown, and actually has him ranked as to top overall receiver in the 2019 class as of right now. Also, cbssports.com writer Chris Trapasso compared him to Tyreek Hill and Brandin Cooks.
Other Options Considered: Ben Powers (Oklahoma Offensive Guard), Khalil Hodge (Buffalo Linebacker), and Trey Adams (Washington Offensive Tackle)
Up next: The Lions have five draft picks combined between rounds six and seven. My guess is they will make some trades to move up into the draft or for a veteran player or two. But if not, they’ll have a lot of ammo to work with those final two rounds and there are plenty of potential diamonds in the rough to take a shot at with those five picks.