The Lions get their young wide receiver here, and he could be a fine complement to Amon-Ra St. Brown. Tolbert had a good final season at South Alabama, with 82 receptions for 1,474 yards (sixth in FBS) and eight touchdowns. He is a physical presence (at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds) with good all-around skills, albeit with some work to do to become a more polished route runner.
Tolbert will be on the American team roster coached by the Lions down at the Senior Bowl, so he will get some indoctrination into the team’s offensive scheme. A notch below the top receivers in this draft class, the Lions had to pounce here.
Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth looks like a lock to go in the first round. But don’t forget about his college teammate Goodrich, who had 42 total tackles, two interceptions and nine pass breakups in 2021. He’s become something of a favorite for us here, and we’ve bumped him up two rounds to the Lions since a late-December mock.
As is the case with Tolbert, the Lions coaching staff will have Goodrich on their Senior Bowl team roster. By the time late-April comes Goodrich may be in line to go higher in the draft, but right here and right now the Lions jump on the value in the third round.