4 cornerbacks Detroit Lions should target to replace Cameron Sutton in the draft

Shifting toward the draft, here are four cornerbacks the Detroit Lions could ideally replace Cameron Sutton with.

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The Detroit Lions moved aggressively to address their deficiency at cornerback, trading for Carlton Davis and signing Amik Robertson within the first couple days of free agency. Drafting a cornerback early was still a possibility, but it became less of an urgent need for sure.

The the situation with Cameron Sutton came. A warrant for his arrest was taken to social media by the Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff's Office on March 20, related to an alleged domestic violence incident on March. That situation was unbeknownst to the Lions beforehand, and as it turns out Sutton was in the building at Allen Park when the news came. He was released the next day, and on March 31 he finally turned himself in to police.

The Lions have not made any more notable veteran additions at cornerback in the wake of Sutton's departure, and there's a case to be made (h/t to Mike Payton of AtoZ Sports) that they won't at this point. Visions of someone like Stephon Gilmore landing in Detroit may not come to fruition.

It's a very deep draft class at cornerback this year, so the Lions will have good options throughout if/when they find the proper spot to go that route. Taking someone in the first round at No. 29 overall is back to the forefront now, or the idea of trading up from there to get a cornerback they particularly covet is surely a possibility.

With the idea of replacing Sutton sitting prominent, whether general manager Brad Holmes regards the position as a more urgent need now or not, here are four cornerbacks who look like particularly good fits for the Lions.

4 cornerbacks Detroit Lions who look like great fits to replace Cameron Sutton in the draft