The most anticipated week of the offseason for Detroit Lions fans is finally here. So let’s project who the Pride could draft if they stand pat and just pick.
The day that Detroit Lions fans have been dreaming about for the last few months is officially here, as the NFL Draft has become as exciting for Motor City maniacs as the Super Bowl these days.
This draft will be more interesting than any other, as with the world experiencing a pandemic, the draft will be entirely done remotely, with teams drafting on conference call and Zoom without getting to see their newly acquired athletes in person.
With the fateful day being a little more than 72 hours away, this seems like as good a time as ever to come out with a mock draft to get us through the stretch run.
Fans of the Detroit Lions know better than anyone that the team has a lot of needs, but the most pressing is in the secondary after All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay signed with Philadelphia.
Corners drafted in the top-five picks in the draft can be hit or miss, but Ohio State has a solid draft record when it comes coverage guys from their program drafted early. Both Marshon Lattimore and Denzel Ward are shaping into reliable corners for their respective NFL teams, and Okudah has a legitimate chance to be better than both of them
As a big, physical corner who won’t get bullied by big receivers, Okudah is an ideal fit in the Lions defense opposite Desmond Trufant, and can be a cornerstone of the defense for the rest of the decade.