For the Detroit Lions and the rest of the NFL, the draft is only four days away. Since speed kills will it affect Bob Quinn’s draft strategy?
The Detroit Lions are in the home stretch. In just four days they will be on the clock with the third overall selection in the NFL draft. It’s almost showtime.
The speculation has been wide-ranging about what the Lions will do with their top pick. Will they use it to secure a top prospect or will they trade back a few spots to gain extra picks and still get an impact player?
For anyone with a pulse who loves sports and due to current circumstances has none to follow except for all the draft hype, then they have probably seen just about every mock draft imaginable. Which means they have also seen a wide variety of possibilities for the Lions.
There are several directions that Lions’ general manager Bob Quinn could go. The list of players they could select starts with Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is considered one of the top three prospects in the draft or maybe Quinn would prefer one of the second-tier players like Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah, Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons or Auburn defensive tackle, Derrick Brown.
If Bob Quinn trades back with Miami or the Los Angeles Chargers, then they will still most likely have the whole second tier of players to choose from when they are on the clock. In the process they will also add valuable draft picks too.
Then, of course, there there is the unthinkable. The remote possibility that somehow Ohio State defensive end Chase Young falls in their laps at the third pick. Something that would be a veritable gift from the football gods. A gift you don’t refuse.
So despite the possibilities being plentiful, there has been one choice that has clearly been the faraway favorite of mock draft pundits everywhere; Okudah. But is it possible Bob Quinn isn’t targeting the draft’s premier cornerback?