Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Draft: 7-round mock 3.0
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2019 NFL Draft: Sixth Round, 206th Overall
The Detroit Lions select …
Name: Joe Giles-Harris
Height/Weight: 6-2, 240
2018 Stats: 81 tackles, 7.0 tfls, 1.0 sack
Draft Round Projection: 5-7 Rounds
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Pick Analysis: The Lions need to add talented players to their defense. And because they run a multiple scheme, which includes the 3-4, Detroit’s roster must be deep at linebacker. A prospect like Joe Giles-Harris is a bit of a sleeper as he’s coming off an MCL injury in 2018, which will likely hurt his draft stock.
But this is a smart linebacker who is solid in coverage and a tackling machine, racking up 232 tackles in his previous two seasons at Duke. The Lions need versatile linebackers like Giles-Harris. And this is a possible steal that many teams could miss on.