Detroit Lions: 8 options for replacing safety Glover Quin
Day Two: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida
Gardner-Johnson is a exciting prospect who is high-upside but could also bring a low floor to a team. While he improved in 2018 in consistency, he still wasn’t as consistent as teams would like and this will probably push him out of round one and maybe round two.
In 2018, against SEC defenses, he gathered four interceptions, two passes defensed, three sacks, and 71 total tackles. Gardner-Johnson would bring versatility with him to play both safety spots, but would be best suited to play farther back at free safety.
Here is what TDN’s Jon Ledyard had to say:
"“He can help a defense right away, whether as a true free safety or in a nickel corner capacity, and still has the upside to become a more consistent playmaker as his career continues.”"
As a round two pick I’m not sure I would like it as their are more pressing needs than safety and Gardner-Johnson is not the safety Adderley is. However, if they take care of two of their top 3 needs in the first two rounds, taking this guy in round three would not be a bad route to go.