One last Detroit Lions mock draft before some NFL virtual reality

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Jeffrey Okudah #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes
Jeffrey Okudah #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Once Washington selected Chase Young I then attempted to trade down a few positions to acquire additional assets. Miami was willing to tango but wasn’t offering much to do so. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Chargers were willing to exchange their first-round selection (6), a second-round pick (37) and a sixth-round choice (186) in exchange for the Lions number three overall selection. I agreed to the deal.

Once the Lions were on the clock again the choice had been made for me. With Isaiah Simmons and Derrick Brown off the board, the selection was easy; Jeff Okudah. As much as I like Simmons and believe he will be an impact player, the need at cornerback was greater.

I’m a fan of Amani Oruwariye as well and between Desmond Trufant, Okudah, and Oruwariye, the cornerback position becomes a strength, especially given Justin Coleman in the slot.

As for Okudah, we all know what he brings to the table. An outstanding athlete that excels in man coverage and isn’t afraid to stick his nose in on a tackle. Under the circumstances, this was a win-win to me. we acquired a couple of extra picks and still got an integral piece at a more reasonable draft slot.