Detroit Lions: Second Round
After digesting the list of players who are near the top at their positions, we can get a picture of what the situation will be for Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions at the start of round two. Another thing to keep in mind is that the Detroit Lions could trade down instead of selecting Okudah in round one. What we need to look at is what players could be available at each position of need.
The Detroit Lions need players in their defensive line, especially at end but also still at tackle. So, who is there? Profile data is provided for by the Draft Scout website.
Curtis Weaver, defensive end, Boise State is a 6-foot-2, 265-pound player who runs approximately a 4.72 40-yard dash. He has some things in common with current Lions end, Trey Flowers. An almost carbon copy in terms of size, Weaver is a prospect who has the high floor production that Quinn likes in his players.
Terrell Lewis, edge rusher-linebacker, from Alabama is another guy who screams Bob Quinn, although we doubt Quinn ever gets excited enough to scream. Alabama players can be plugged right into the Patriots-Lions defensive two-gap scheme, which is why Quinn has chosen several. Lewis has the high floor with college production, a 6-foot-5, 262-pounds frame, good explosive ability, and a 4.84 40-yard dash.
On the interior of the line, the Detroit Lions could select from several good options, like Marlon Davidson from Auburn. Derrick Brown’s former linemate is 6-foot-3, 303-pounds, and a good athlete in his own right. He runs a 5.04 40-yard dash but is another high floor player who has been productive in the SEC, Southeastern Conference and faced lots of NFL-caliber players.
Detroit Lions secondary
If the Detroit Lions trade or simply take another player that is not a cornerback, since trading Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, it would be a huge priority in round-two. Our favorite cornerback on the board is A.J. Terrell from Clemson.
Terrell is 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, and ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine after helping Clemson to be one of the top two programs over the last few years. A very good cover man asked to shadow some of the most dangerous receivers in the country, Terrell has the pedigree of being a top cornerback who has proven himself on the biggest stages. Although he has upside, he has the build and track record of a Quinn pick.