Detroit Lions 2020 NFL Draft: 7-round mock with two trades

Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /
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Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers
Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

RB. Clyde Edwards-Helaire. 50. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LSU. 67. player

Last season, Detroit carry four running backs at the start of the year. All of them had a unique trait to bring to the table. Kerryon Johnson led them, but everyone in their committee served a purpose.

Johnson displayed a change of pace running style. Ty Johnson played as a scat-back, CJ Anderson and then eventually Bo Scarbrough were used in power sets, and J.D. McKissic brought a receiving threat to the team.

With McKissic heading to the Washington Redskins, the Lions might be looking to replace the two-way threat in the draft. Clyde Edwards-Helaire fits the bill. The LSU product had 1,414 yards on 215 carries along with 16 touchdowns.

As a receiver, he caught 55 passes for 453 yards and one touchdown. He’s also never fumbled in his three-year career. Edwards-Helaire draws comparisons to Devonta Freeman, someone the Lions have been connected to before.

DT. Missouri. 85. player. 50. Pick Analysis. Jordan Elliott. Scouting Report

Jordan Elliott might not be one of the more popular names during the draft process, but you should watch out for him. He’s slept on because his production was lackluster, NFL Analyst, Lance Zeirlein explains why:

"He was highly respected by opposing teams and faced additional help as a pass rusher. He’ll face more one-on-one looks as a pro and could take a big jump forward as a rusher if he keeps working to add moves and counters to go with his early push. Elliott is scheme-diverse and offers high upside with the talent to become a starter in Year 1 or 2."

Detroit would most likely use him as a 3-tech or 0-tech defensive tackle. Although, with his athleticism, It wouldn’t be surprising if he played as a 5-tech, as well. He would join a defensive tackle room with Da’Shawn Hand and Danny Shelton. Despite that, he would still see a decent amount of snaps next to them.