5 players the Detroit Lions should target on Day 2 of 2024 NFL Draft

With just one pick on Day 2 of the draft, the Lions should focus on getting one of these five players Friday evening.
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The Detroit Lions came out of Round 1 of the draft looking good. Defensive players fell in favor of 23 offensive players being taken, and the Lions moved up to No. 24 overall to get the No. 1 cornerback in this draft class for a lot of analysts-Alabama's Terrion Arnold.

But a trade up to get a player you covet in the draft always comes at a cost. The Lions gave up the 73rd overall pick in the deal with the Dallas Cowboys, which now leaves them with just one pick on Day 2 of the draft (No. 61 overall). Remember they traded their other third-round pick (No. 92) overall to the Buccaneers for cornerback Carlton Davis back in March.

So nailing pick 61 is looking pretty important, with a wait all the way to pick No. 164 (fifth round) if they don't add

5. Zach Frazier, IOL, West Virginia

If the Lions were sitting higher in the second round, or looking far better-equipped to move up from No. 61, Frazier would be higher on this list (maybe No. 1). He was a top-notch center over his last three years at West Virginia, and he could play guard in the NFL too.

But within the idea that Frazier is one of the Lions' "guys", and one they'd "just go and get" like Brad Holmes said in regard to trading up in the first round, maybe giving up some future draft pick capital (or a player?) to make a substantial move up would be in play.

Many analysts have tabbed Frazier as a "Dan Campbell guy", so maybe there's someone in the Lions' war room who would provide an extra push to do what it takes to get him.