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

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Sixth Round

Pick Analysis. Stanford. Thomas Booker. player. 50. Scouting Report. DL. 181

Booker has good size (6-foot-4, 309 pounds), with versatility to play inside in a four-man front or as a 3-4 defensive end. That versatility would make him a fit for the Lions, as they move toward mixing up their defensive fronts next season.

Booker seems to be garnering buzz as a Day 2 pick, with a nod to his versatility and a litany of top-30 visits on his docket. Falling to the sixth round here, the Lions add another young piece to the defensive line.

Pick Analysis. LB. Micah McFadden. 217. 50. Scouting Report. Indiana. player

McFadden had a solid four-year career at Indiana, with the last three as a starter–and a pretty productive one. He posted at least six sacks in each of his final two seasons (12.5 total over 20 games).

Over those final three campaigns as a Hoosier, McFadden totaled 35 tackles for loss with at least nine each season. He earned first team All-Big Ten honors in 2020, and second team in 2021.

The Lions need better of everything at inside linebacker. McFadden brings the kind ofintangibles Dan Campbell will love. He could very well earn a roster spot as a rookie, and make a push to be a starter down the road.

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