Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Draft: 6 contributor mock drafts
Jeremy Friedrichs’ Contributor Mock Draft
Round 1 (8): ED OLIVER, DL – HOUSTON
Round 2 (43): CHRIS LINDSTROM, G – BOSTON COLLEGE
Round 3 (88): AMANI ORUWARIYE, CB – PENN STATE
Round 4 (111): TERRY MCLAURIN, WR – OHIO STATE
Round 5 (146): DREW SAMPLE, TE – WASHINGTON
Round 6 (184): BRETT RYPIEN, QB – BOISE STATE
Round 6 (204): SAQUAN HAMPTON, S – RUTGERS
Round 7 (224): KYLE PHILLIPS, EDGE – TENNESSEE
Round 7 (229): LJ SCOTT, RB – MICHIGAN STATE
Jeremy’s Quick Take: With their first selection, the Lions follow their offseason search for playmakers, choosing a versatile wrecking ball in Oliver whose skills head coach Matt Patricia can put to good use. With their subsequent five picks, the Lions address a series of team needs, while not reaching for anyone, finishing with some developmental prospects.
Site Expert’s Take: Oliver is projected to the Lions as their first round selection in three of the six mocks. So clearly, our contributors would love for him to land in Detroit.
The most unique aspect of this mock is the selection of an offensive lineman in the second round. Prior to this mock, no offensive lineman has been chosen before the fourth round. That’s despite the fact that right guard figures to be a major need after the release and subsequent retirement of two-time Pro Bowler T.J. Lang earlier this year.
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So there are the SideLion Report’s contributors selections for the Detroit Lions in the 2019 NFL Draft. Which mock do you believe will be the most accurate? Who was way off and why? Tell us in the comment section below and fell free to list your own mock drafts as well.