Detroit Lions Day 3 2024 mock draft: Projecting the final picks

Here's a "rest of the draft" 2024 mock draft for the Detroit Lions.
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Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes openly considers himself a unique appreciator of cornerback play, since that's a position that was part of his responsibilities when he was working in the Rams' front office.

"I don't want to call myself a snob of outside corners, but I have a lot of appreciation for that position," Holmes said at the NFL Combine, via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. "I was a cornerback cross-check for over a decade back with the Rams. I love corner play. I just love it. I could watch DB individual (drills) all day, every day. I think it's poetry in motion. I love DB play. Yeah, we just want to get the right fit."

The Lions moved up to take Terrion Arnold in the first round on Thursday night, then in the second round on Friday night Ennis Rakestraw became the second cornerback added to the mix.

The entire Lions' draft room was wearing hoodies that said "Positional Villain" on them during Day 2, and it was proven when Rakestraw fell to them. Holmes again dismissed the notion of positional value, merely taking the best player available and it happened to be Rakestraw at pick No. 61.

Moving to Day 3 of the 2024 draft, with four picks entering the day, here's a "rest of the draft" mock draft for the Lions using Pro Football Focus' mock draft simulator.

Detroit Lions mock draft: Projecting Day 3 picks to finish the 2024 NFL Draft