4. Jalen Tolbert
The Lions are getting a good look at Tolbert at the Senior Bowl this week. He is tall (6-foot-3), with good speed and a good catch radius. He averaged18 yards per catch (82 catches for 1,474 yards) last season at South Alabama.
Here’s a couple angles of a play from Thursday’s Senior Bowl practice.
Earlier in the week against Georgia cornerback Derion Kendrick, who could be a first-round pick, here’s what Tolbert did.
Tolbert has drawn what can only be a concerning comparison to Will Fuller, with drops as an issue he needs to fix heading to the next level. But as Randle El cited someone who can win in single coverage, there was no one better in college football over the last two seasons.
I gave Tolbert to the Lions in the third round of my Senior Bowl week mock, and he’s certainly a fit.
3. Drake London
If not for a leg injury that ended his season early, London’s numbers in 2021 might have been downright scary. As it was, in just eight games, he had 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns.
London is big (6-foot-5, 210 pounds), with enough speed and overall movement skills to get downfield and separate. If he’s on the board for the Lions late in the first round or early in the second, though recent mock draft buzz points to him not being there, he might be what Randle El is picturing for that “X” receiver.