Detroit Lions post-Combine mock draft roundup: A wide range of possibilities, an emerging favorite

Here's a look at who mock drafters have the Detroit Lions taking at pick 29 after the 2024 NFL Combine

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The biggest event in each year's pre-draft process, the NFL Combine, is in the books for 2024. Now we'll have Pro Days and teams welcoming prospects for top-30 visits before April's draft.

The Detroit Lions of course have the 29th overall pick in the first round, and multiple directions they could go with the pick. The defensive side of the ball should be an easy focus, but predicting what Brad Holmes will or won't do is tricky business.

There have naturally been a lot of post-combine mock drafts coming out. So let's take a look at who those mock drafters have the Lions taking at No. 29.

Detroit Lions post-NFL Combine mock draft roundup

Wil Helms, Pro Football Network; Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports; Andrew Harbaugh, Lions Wire; Cody Williams, FanSided:

  • Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

The Lions could surely use an pass rusher to pair with Aidan Hutchinson, and Robinson is among the best in this draft class. He's gaining popularity for pick 29 after a strong showing in Indianapolis.

Keith Sanchez, The Draft Network:

  • Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Arnold has been among the first one or two cornerbacks off the board in a lot of mock drafts. It seems unlikely he'll fall this far to the Lions, but a deep class at the position means someone may unexpectedly drop in the first round.

Gordon McGuinness, Pro Football Focus; Doug Farrar, Touchdown Wire; Andrew Buller-Ross, Sportsnaut:

  • Ennis Rakestraw, CB, Missouri

Despite a fairly dismal combine showing, albeit where he was battling a groin injury, Rakestraw remains a popular pick for the Lions at No. 29. His skill set and playing style does seem like a nice fit.

McGuinness: "Rakestraw is coming off a season where he allowed just 18 receptions from 277 snaps in coverage and has earned a PFF coverage grade of 78.0 or better in each of the past two seasons."

Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports; Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times:

  • Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

McKinstry's stock may take a slight hit based on the discovery of a Jones fracture in his right foot during combine medical evaluations. But it shouldn't be that huge of a thing unless he has a setback, and the Lions could snag him if he falls.