Detroit Lions pre-Super Bowl mock draft roundup: Cornering the market

Here's a look at who some recent mock drafts have the Detroit Lions taking at No. 29 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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Chris Trappaso, CBS Sports and Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

  • DL Darius Robinson, Missouri

Another Missouri product, Robinson had 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss last season. Trapasso thinks he could go higher than No. 29, while Zierlein noted his move out to defensive end for his final college season. In any case, if he's available, Robinson would be an interesting addition to the Lions' defensive line.

Keith Sanchez, The Draft Network

  • CB Cooper DeJean, Iowa

DeJean is a pick some Lions' fans want right now, and here's what Sanchez wrote about him.

"This will be no shocker at all. The Lions need to address the secondary. Cooper DeJean is a corner with length and athleticism that can find the football. This is exactly the type of player that fits well with the Lions' culture."

DeJean may go higher than No. 29, but a deep cornerback class could lead to him falling. He is a very nice fit for the Lions if things go this way and he's the best player on their board.

Lorenzo Reyna, Pro Football Network

  • CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo

A strong week at the Senior Bowl has seemingly pushed Mitchell up the first round to the point the Lions will have no chance to get him if they stay put at No. 29. With 37 pass breakups over his last two seasons at Toledo, he is the kind of fast, sticky cover corner the Lions (and a lot of teams) need, and any concerns about his level of competition in the MAC have been put to bed. A bit of a dream pick here, but time will tell.