*Trade: Detroit sends the 131st & 204th overall picks to Tampa Bay for the 107th overall pick*
This is a pick that most Detroit fans should like. With their last selection until the sixth round, the Lions take Michigan product, Ben Bredeson. This fourth-round pick solves the team’s need for an offensive guard.
With one guard spot already unaccounted for with a revolving rotation of players including Kenny Wiggins and Joe Dahl. The other spot is anchored by Graham Glasgow, but it isn’t guaranteed the Lions retain his services despite the fact that letting him walk in free agency would give them two massive holes along the offensive line. Dahl showed promise last year and could be an answer to one spot, but the other spot is still a black void.
This is where Bredeson steps in. Bredeson isn’t the best guard available in the draft, but he is capable of becoming a solid NFL starter before long. He should provide them with a high-floor guard that can provide stable play even in his rookie season.
The Draft Network’s Kyle Crabbs pointed out that his best trait is his power at the point of attack. In particular, he said:
"“His power when stepping down to chip and climb or rolling hips through contact is impressive, he’s a player you can run behind when you know you need a yard… mauler… projects as a starting guard at the NFL level.”"