Detroit Lions mock draft: Jameson Williams suspension changing priorities?

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Second Round

50. Scouting Report. Cedric Tillman. Pick Analysis. WR. Tennessee. 48. player

Taking a wide receiver at No. 18 was on the radar after the Jameson Williams news, but the value was not there. But a lack of top-end wide receivers in this class creates a robust second tier in Day 2 range, and Tillman was the guy here at 48.

Tillman’s final season at Tennessee was limited to six games by a left ankle injury that eventually required surgery, but he had 37 receptions for 417 yards and three touchdowns in the games he played. In 2021 he had 64 catches for 1,081 yards and 12 touchdowns, highlighted by big games against Alabama (seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown) and Georgia (10 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown).

Tillman has the size (6-foot-3, 213 pounds), competitive demeanor and skill set to be a very good NFL starter. I like the comp for him from Lance Zierlein of– Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman.

TE. Oregon State. 55. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Luke Musgrave. player. 50

The Lions are in the market for a tight end in this draft. I almost took Musgrave at 48, but I took a chance he’d still be on the board here at 55 and he was.

Musgrave only played two games for Oregon State last season due to an injury, and the 2020 was of course abbreviated by COVID. So he has one full, normal season of tape, but what he has shown looks good.

Musgrave is big (6-foot-6, 253 pounds), athletic and with room to improve in some areas as he hits the next level. Lance Zierlein of has offered Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert as the comp.

Third Round

81. Scouting Report. DT. Texas. 50. Pick Analysis. Moro Ojomo. player

The Lions could use a pass rusher on the interior defensive line, and Ojomo fits that bill. He can lineup as either a 1 or 3-technique, as he plays with a high motor and power that somewhat defies the fact he’s less than 300 pounds.

Ojomo was a bit of a reach here in the top-85 overall. But the Lions make a bet on upside, with a high potential floor that may foster a solidly long NFL career.