Grading the Detroit Lions 2020 NFL Draft pick by pick

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Bob Quinn, Detroit Lions
General Manager Bob Quinn, Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

On the surface, Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions seemed to have a solid draft. Let’s dive deeper and take a closer look at each individual pick.

After three long days, the NFL Draft is finally over. For once, it seemed like most of the One Pride fanbase was pleased with the draft picks the Detroit Lions made.

As everyone expected, they picked cornerback Jeffrey Okudah with the third overall pick. They sadly weren’t able to work out any sort of trade with the Miami Dolphins. But nonetheless, the Lions still got their guy, and had a bulk of draft picks in their arsenal.

The Lions’ fanbase was definitely expecting to see another screw-up of this year’s draft. It would only be the “Detroit way” for them to do such a thing. But surprisingly, myself and others were pleased with decisions that were made.

Now, that’s not to say that there weren’t mistakes made in the draft, because there were. There were a few head-scratching drat picks, but you can’t have a perfect draft.

Was it the weird quarantine-converted draft system that helped the Lions front office focus? Who knows, but I’m definitely not complaining.

As of right now, all we can do is speculate on how good each individual draftee is. Once the pads are on, the product on the field will do the talking.

With that being said, let’s take a closer look and see how good each individual draft pick was. Grades will be determined based on previous picks made, as well as timing of the pick along with other factors.