Detroit Lions 2020 full-7 round mock draft: No trades, just picks

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Defensive tackle Raequan Williams #99 of the Michigan State Spartans
Defensive tackle Raequan Williams #99 of the Michigan State Spartans (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

In this sixth round slot, the Lions could gain some depth in Williams, who amassed 157 tackles, 11.5 sacks, eight passes defended and three forced fumbles in four years with the Spartans.

Williams needs to improve upon his bend and twitch, but his long legs, active hands as a rusher along a tight frame and bull rush move could translate will in the NFL if he can add more strength.

As addressed in the Epenesa section, the Lions could use all the help they can get when it comes to rushing the passer, and they might be able to squeeze a few sacks out of a local kid in Williams if he can make his way into the rotation.

You can never have enough coverage guys in the NFL, especially with the prevalence of air raid offenses where corners have to run 50+ yards on longer pass plays.

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Adding Bryant gives the Lions a slot corner who can compete despite his small size in the NFL. He possesses the same ability to play bigger than he’s listed that former Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs had.

At the very least, adding Bryant gives the Lions a solid special teams player who could develop into a solid slot corner.