Day One: Nasir Adderley, Delaware
Adderley is a guy that came out of nowhere, yet all at once from everywhere. Nobody had heard about him until someone mentioned his name as a potential top safety and then boom, everybody was on top of him. Now he is widely projected as a first round pick, while falling to the top of the second round at worst.
While I’m 99% confident the Lions will not go safety in the first round, they may decide to do so should they trade back from pick eight into the middle of round one. Adderley would bring a freak athlete to the Lions secondary, one who can travel with and cover every type of receiver you can think of. He has great ball skills, speed, and tracking ability.
Adderley, over his time at the University of Delaware, managed to come up with seven interceptions, 17 passes defensed, three fumbles forced, one fumble recovery, and 178 total tackles. Adderley, according to The Draft Network’s (TDN) Jon Ledyard, is:
"” … a top-notch athlete with exceptional short-area quickness and fluidity, while also possessing the ability to open up and cover ground with speed and range as a single-high safety.”"
While adding a safety on day one is not ideal, getting Adderley would at the very least be exciting and solidify the safety position for the Lions for years.