Wilson has become a popular mock draft pick here for the Lions, and the way the board fell here it was between him and Jalen Carter. While Wilson might be a risky pick himself in some ways, and for some people, the raw tools, unteachable traits (86-inch wingspan), good size (6-foot-6, 271 pounds) and versatility fit him to the Lions nicely.
In a deep cornerback class, there were some interesting options still available here. But I went with Porter, who combines a No. 1 cornerback skill set with the demeanor you might expect from a former NFL player’s son (which of course he is).. He has good size (6-foot-2), and he ran a 4.46 40 at the NFL Combine.
Porter would not have to be thrown right into the fire as a full-time starter for the Lions, even if he could be right out of the gate if the situation dictated it. Not having to be pressed into a huge role would allow him to work on the less-refined parts of his game, with an eye on an unquestioned starting role in 2024.