Detroit Lions 7-round mock draft: Going (mostly) on the defensive

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Fourth Round

The Lions do not have a fourth-round pick right now. So if that doesn’t change, it’ll be a long wait into Day 3 before they make a selection.

Fifth Round

WR. player. 50. Nevada. Romeo Doubs. 177. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

As many Lions fans don’t like the idea of Willis at No. 2, waiting until the third round for an edge rusher, etc., a cross-section of those same people won’t love the idea of waiting until the fifth round for a wide receiver. But it’s a deep class at the position, again, with plenty of late value to be found.

Doubs made his hay as Carson Strong’s No. 1 wide receiver at Nevada. He topped 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons, with 20 touchdowns over that span. His ball skills and demeanor help cover for a lack of special-looking prowess and smoothness as a route runner.

The Lions would bet on working with wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle-EL to unlock Doubs’ full potential.