Detroit Lions 7-round mock draft: After the Jeff Okudah trade
After the trade of Jeff Okudah to the Atlanta Falcons, here’s a new seven-round mock draft for the Detroit Lions.
In felt inevitable, and on Tuesday it happened. The Detroit Lions traded cornerback Jeff Okudah, to the Atlanta Falcons for a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. On the surface it may seem the Lions didn’t get proper value for the third overall pick in the 2020 draft. But Okudah did not have a place in the future, and getting a Day 3 pick was as good as it was going to get.
With the addition of the 159th overall pick from Atlanta, the Lions now have nine picks in the draft later this month. A fifth-round pick is not a great needle mover on its own, obviously and perhaps lamentably for some fans as the return for Okudah (and that return says it all about Okudah’s value, honestly). But the Lions don’t have a fourth-round pick, so it could be helpful to a move up into that round if there’s an opportunity and player that they covet enough.
Pro Football Network’s draft simulator presented a few interesting trade offers in the early rounds, but none I pulled the trigger on. So I stood pat and made all nine picks where they currently sit after the Okudah trade. Go ahead and call it boring right off the bat, but maybe after seeing the haul you’ll change your mind.
Without further ado, here’s a new Detroit Lions mock draft after the Jeff Okudah trade.