Detroit Lions 3-round mock draft: Detroit fills voids across the board

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With five picks in that space to add a bevy of young talent to the roster, here’s a new three-round mock draft for the Detroit Lions.

The Detroit Lions have nine total picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, including three of the top 34 selections and five in the first 100. After that second pick in the third round (No. 97), they aren’t currently slated to go on the clock for 80 picks, until pick No. 177 late in the fifth round.

So if general manager Brad Holmes is going to bolster the young talent on the Lions’ roster, those five selections within the top-100 picks will be the way to best do it. Anyone that sticks after that in the later rounds will be a bonus, though Detroit did find some undrafted free agents who contributed as rookies in 2021 and could do so again this year.

With the second overall pick, despite it being a tough spot in some ways, the Lions can go multiple ways and having options is never a bad thing.

Focused on those five picks in the first 100, and in the first three rounds, here’s a new mock draft for the Lions.

Note: I did this mock on Pro Football Network’s draft simulator. 

Detroit Lions 3-round mock draft: Filling needs across the board