Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Draft: 3 realistic, bold predictions
The Detroit Lions seem predictable so far this draft season, but could they surprise everyone? Here are three bold predictions that are grounded in reality.
The Detroit Lions seem to be one of the most, if not the most, predictable teams in the NFL draft this year. Everywhere you look everyone is mostly in agreement of their top three needs and who/what position they will draft with their first pick.
Being predictable in the NFL is not good, whether it’s on the field or during the draft process. I think that Bob Quinn may surprise some people this year with what he decides to do during the NFL draft. Everyone is expecting him and the Lions to stick to a certain plan and they are expecting only a few players to be considered at the eighth overall pick.
Some of the most common opinions going around right now is that the Lions will either draft Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson, Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat, or Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver with the eight pick in the draft. Many feel that either one of these three will be the pick or that the Lions will be looking to move back in the draft.
I’ll admit, it’s hard not to agree with these people. All three of the above players would fill needs for the Lions and only Sweat would be a sizable reach at eight in my opinion. It’s also hard to imagine that the Lions aren’t making calls around the league, looking to move back from the pick.
However, there are three things that seem realistic for the Lions to do come draft weekend that would go against everything we’ve heard so far this draft season, but would not be without basis. Here are three predictions that, while seem unlikely, could actually come true when the draft kicks off.