The Lions have a question mark along the offensive line at right guard. There are a couple in house options the Lions could turn to, like Tyrell Crosby and recent signee Oday Aboushi, but will still likely look to add more competition through the draft.
Because of the way this draft fell, they didn’t draft one until the last couple rounds, but both draftees bring outstanding potential to the team (we’ll get to the second option in a minute).
Bars missed all of 2018 because of a knee injury early on in the season. But while at Notre Dame he was a strong guard and was a leader along the offensive line and over the entire team, earning captain status the year he was injured.
Bars may not fall this far, but he could because of the injury and lack of 2018 game tape. Kyle Crabbs, of TDN, gave him a third round grade and wrote this:
"“Alex Bars, health willing, projects well as a potential starting offensive guard at the NFL level. Bars’ physicality and power at the POA shine bright in gap/power concepts and he was the needed tenacity to press through contact and uproot even the heaviest of anchors."