After the notable waves of NFL free agency, here is a full 7-round mock draft for the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions have gone against general manager Brad Holmes’ previous grain in free agency this year, signing Cameron Sutton, Emmanuel Moseley and C.J. Gardner-Johnson to remodel what was a bad secondary.
Not to be overlooked or left out, when talks with Jamaal Williams went nowhere, the Lions quickly pivoted and signed former Bears running back David Montgomery.
In a big picture, future sense, the Lions’ draft needs haven’t really changed all that dramatically. Even after the big signings in the secondary, the only cornerbacks under contract for 2024 are Sutton and Chase Lucas. So needs have been reshuffled, or re-ordered, rather than eliminated outright for the Lions. Nothing should be totally off the table, particularly with early picks as they hold four of the first 55 selections–two in each of the first two rounds–and another just outside the top-80.
The free agency frenzy wave is over, so the focus now shifts strongly to April’s draft.
Using Pro Football Focus’s draft simulator, here are the results of a fresh seven-round mock draft for the Detroit Lions.