Detroit Lions 7-round mock draft: Efficiency that would make Brad Holmes proud

Heading into the last full week before the 2024 NFL Draft, here's a new 7-round mock for the Detroit Lions.
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Second Round (pick No. 61): Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

The Lions addressed the need for an upgrade next to Alim McNeill by signing DJ Reader in free agency, but depth and/or a long-term option at defensive tackle is still a need area.

Enter Jenkins, who has NFL bloodlines and has plenty of big game experience over two years as a full-time starter at Michigan. He is a little on the lighter side (299 pounds), but his overall tools are good and there's room for him to expand his arsenal as a pass rusher. Just read some scouting reports and the adjectives in them to see what is intriguing about him.

Third Round (pick No. 73): Marshawn Kneeland, DE, Western Michigan

Kneeland is considered a likely second-round pick, with some potential late first-round buzz as the draft gets closer and literally half the league has him in for a top-30 visit. He fell to me here in the third round, which increasingly seems unlikely to happen, and it was impossible to turn down.

Kneeland's sack production in college won't wow you, topping out at 4.5 twice in a season, but he has all the required tools to reach his full potential there with NFL coaching and he can line up anywhere across a defensive front.

it was a coincidence I ended up with two products of Michigan schools with the Lions' Day 2 picks. But both fit well, and both would benefit greatly from the tutelage of new defensive line coach Terrell Williams,