Detroit Lions offensive line and wide receivers
The other couple of realistic options early in round two are along the offensive line or at wide receiver. The Detroit Lions have the receivers for 2020 but have very few signed past this season. The other issue is that, like the running backs, the Lions have struggled to keep a full complement of receivers healthy and sputtered down the stretch as their health waned.
The offensive line lost two starters in guard Graham Glasgow and tackle Rick Wagner, so there is a need at both guard and tackle. Quinn has indicated by letting Glasgow go that guards do not hold high priority on his team, so it is logical that a tackle is the only option early.
A tackle prospect that the Detroit Lions could select at pick 35 is Austin Jackson, tackle, USC. The former Trojan is a 6-foot-5, 322-pound left tackle who moves well, possesses size, agility, speed and would give Detroit depth but also a future starter at either tackle spot. Jackson’s 5.07-second 40-yard dash shows his impressive movement, as do his 27 reps of 225 pounds demonstrate good strength.
At wide receiver, Chase Claypool put on a show at the combine but also has the big school recognition to draw Quinn’s attention. He measured in at 6-foot-4, 238-pounds, ran a 4.42 40-yard dash, vertical jumped 40.5-inches and has an 80-inch wingspan. In many ways, he resembles Calvin Johnson which would be a great addition to put on the side of Kenny Golladay once Marvin Jones, Jr., who has been injured the past two years, leaves.
These moves are not the only options in round-two but give us an idea of how general manager Bob Quinn may address current needs depending on what they do in round one.