Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Draft: 6 contributor mock drafts
Matthew Bosko’s Contributor Mock Draft
Round 1 (8): ED OLIVER, DL – HOUSTON
Round 2 (43): DEIONTE THOMPSON, S – ALABAMA
Round 3 (88): JAYLON FERGUSON, EDGE – LOUISIANA TECH
Round 4 (111): DAMIEN HARRIS, RB – ALABAMA
Round 5 (146): ANTHONY JOHNSON, WR – BUFFALO
Round 6 (184): CAMERON SMITH, LB – USC
Round 6 (204): FRED JOHNSON, G – FLORIDA
Round 7 (224): TYLER PETITE, TE – USC
Round 7 (229): BRYCE LOVE, RB – STANFORD
Matthew’s Quick Take: Given Bob Quinn’s track record with fortifying the offensive line, I do not believe Ed Oliver would be the choice here with Williams still on the board. Oliver is a stud, however, and believe that if the Lions find themselves in this position, they would be very fortunate.
The rest of the picks filled needs on the EDGE and WR, while securing depth behind Kerryon Johnson. I stayed away from CBs and TEs due to how the draft fell, and took the best available players.
Site Expert’s Take: I think this mock may have the strongest third and fourth round selections yet. Ferguson led the NCAA last season with 17.5 sacks. He could be a nice fill-in for Ziggy Ansah, who is still a free agent. And the addition of Harris gives the Lions’ true insurance in case second-year running back Kerryon Johnson gets hurt again.
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