Grading the Detroit Lions 2020 NFL Draft pick by pick

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Jonah Jackson, Detroit Lions
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G Jonah Jackson – Grade: A

In a trade with the Indianapolis Colts, the Detroit Lions were able to jump their third round draft pick 10 spots. They ended up taking another Ohio State native, drafting guard Jonah Jackson midway through the third round.

The insurmountable amount of problems on the defensive side of the ball took away from the offensive needs. With the loss of guard Graham Glasgow to Denver, the Lions were in need of an offensive lineman.

Jackson isn’t a guy that jumps off the scouting report, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t bring anything to the table. The 6-foot-4 lineman sits at a whopping 305 pounds, providing a good amount of beef in the trenches.

Don’t be fooled by his statue though. The dude is deceivingly quick and nimble in pass coverage, and has amazing handwork. His balance is off the charts, and can quickly recover from mistakes made.

Whether it’s LG or RG, it doesn’t matter. His size will be able to create holes in the trenches in the run game. He’s aggressive, and not afraid to get his hands dirty.

Once again, I was extremely impressed with this move from Bob Quinn. I wasn’t expecting the Lions to trade up at this point in the draft. So I was extremely pleased with this decision to draft Jackson. His appearance may be deceiving, but he definitely will provide support up front.