Final Detroit Lions mock draft: Irresistible trade possibility changes the plan

NFL Draft week is here, and here is our final Detroit Lions' mock draft for 2024.
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Sixth Round, Pick No. 205: Ryan Flournoy, WR, SE Missouri State

Flournoy is one of the top FCS prospects in this year's draft. The big jump from that level to the NFL is an automatic concern, but he seems to have the intangible traits the Lions value highly.

Overall, production is production no matter what level it's at and Flournoy had over 800 yards in each of his two seasons at SE Missouri State with 13 combined touchdowns. As for level of competition concerns, he was productive in his one opportunity against higher-level competition last season (10 catches for 96 yards against Kansas State.

Flournoy has some things to refine in his game (route running precision chief among them) that he just won't be able to get away with in the NFL. But he looks like an NFL receiver (6-foot-1, 202 pounds) and he did well with his opportunites at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine (4.44 40-yard dash). A worthwhile flier for the Lions here in the sixth round.

Seventh Round, Pick No. 249: Dominique Hampton, S, Washington

The Lions have a notable lack of depth at safety right now, so it feels like a lock they'll come out of the draft with one.

Hampton stands out most due to his measurables (6-foot-2, 215 pounds, 33 and 1/4-inch arms,6-foot-7-inch wingspan, 39-inch vertical jump the combine). Lance Zierlein of noted his "average" game film, and his Pro Football Focus grades only show some issues in coverage (PFF also "credited" him with 17 missed tackles last season). But he also had 109 total tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups last season, over 15 games. Being around the ball that much is something, and the high marks for his physical play look like a fit for the Lions.

At worst, Hampton seems like he can be an immediate special teams contributor and stick there for awhile. He could develop into more than that, and at pick 249 I set aside the idea of drafting a kicker to take him.


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