Round 5, 149th overall – J.R. Reed, S Georgia
The Lions could look to add some depth behind safeties Duron Harmon, Tracy Walker and Will Harris, even after the recent signing of Jayron Kearse. Reed is a smart player with good instincts that can cover inside passing threats.
Round 5, 166th overall – Colton McKivitz, OT West Virginia
The Lions could use some back up on the offensive line. McKivitz has experience at both tackle positions but projects to play on the right side of the ball. The versatility makes sense for a Quinn selection at a position that can always use depth.
Round 6, 182nd overall – Anthony Gordon, QB Washington State
The worries of the recent back injury to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford could lead the Lions to select Gordon. It’s also good to have a young, talented quarterback to coach up and be able to step into the starting lineup for a down or two, if necessary. Gordon fits the bill here.
Round 7, 235th overall – Kevin Dotson, G Louisiana
Another interior offensive lineman, Dotson could be a diamond in the rough for the Detroit Lions. At the very least, he adds depth at a position with big question marks on the roster today.
This draft turned out fairly balanced with early defensive selections and adding offensive depth in the later rounds. If there were no trades and this is the haul of new Detroit Lions come this fall, would you be excited or disappointed? Let us know in the comments below!