It’s draft day! Before the Detroit Lions are officially on the clock, SideLion Report offers three sleeper prospects to consider in the later rounds of the draft.
Wait no longer, Detroit Lions fans. The 2020 NFL Draft is here. Today at 8:00 P.M. EST, the league will open its first-ever “virtual” selection process, as the current global health crisis has rendered the traditional public pageantry of the event unsafe and unfeasible.
The Lions currently have nine draft picks, including two selections in both the third and fifth rounds. That could of course change during the three-day event, or leading up to it, should they decide to move up or down to improve their chances of landing a difference-making player.
For general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia, Detroit’s biggest roster needs are fairly obvious at this point (cornerback, edge, offensive and defensive lines). They should be able to address some or all of those needs over the first two days of the event.
When day three rolls around though, there could still be some hidden gems waiting to be unearthed, and the Lions should take a close look at these three prospects, starting with a steady player from a celebrated college program…