Grading each Detroit Lions pick from the 2024 NFL Draft

Here are our pick-by-pick grades for the Detroit Lions' 2024 draft class.
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Sixth Round, No. 189 overall: Mehki Wingo, DT, LSU

The Lions traded up again, sending pick No. 205 and pick No. 249 to the Houston Texans for No. 189 to get Wingo.

Wingo had third or fourth-round projections from many analysts. He is undersized (6-foot, 284 pounds), and he is coming off a fairly significant injury that cost him games last season. About that injury.....

According to Pro Football Focus , Wingo was tied for 48th among defensive lineman who played 20 percent of snaps with an overall grade of 77.6. He is a stronger run defender than a pass rusher, but the skill difference isn’t massive (75.0 run defense grade; 73.3 pass rush grade). Holmes noted the similarity to Josh Paschal, in terms of inside/outside versatility.

Grade: A

Seventh Round, No. 210 overall: Christian Mahogany, OG, Boston College

Mahagony should not have fallen anywhere near this far. Perhaps he was knocked due to missing the entire 2022 season with a torn ACL, but he was a three-year starter (one at left guard, two at right guard) at Boston College otherwise and allowed zero sacks last season. He got top-30 grades (among guards) from PFF as a pass blocker (82.2) and a run blocker (74.5).

At 6-foot-4 and 314 pounds, Mahogany moves very well and has a physical/violent streak to him (some "dirt bag" in him, as Holmes put it).

Jeff Risdon of Lions Wire, a noted lover of heavier rock/user of analogies rooted in that, likes Mahogany a lot.

Mahogany looks like the future right guard for the Lions, but he'll start out as the favorite to be the top reserve guard as a rookie.

Grade: A


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