Detroit Lions Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Detroit Lions Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Detroit Lions from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Detroit Lions, check out our 2021 Detroit Lions Mock Draft Database.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Lions:
Pro Football Network - DiCecco (6/7)
7) Detroit Lions: Micah Parsons, LB Penn State
The Lions' defense sorely lacks the defensive playmakers required to keep pace with their NFC North counterparts. After selecting blue-chip cover man Jeffrey Okudah with the third overall pick in 2020, they add Parsons to solidify the second-level. Parsons, perhaps the most gifted defensive prospect in this class, possesses the versatility and physical traits to make an immediate impact as a rookie.
Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
20. Detroit Lions -- Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
If the Lions are picking in this range, they made the playoffs and kept their coach. If they're not … all bets are off, as the franchise could go through a massive overhaul.
Walter Football (5/19)
7. Detroit Lions: Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
Marvin Jones may not be around after this season, so the Lions could be interested in a new receiver to pair with Kenny Golladay.
Justyn Ross is a 6-4, 210-pound monster who catches everything. Alabama had no answer for him in the national championship.
CBS Sports - Edwards (5/12)
8. Detroit Lions: Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
The Ducks had several intriguing defenders last year, but it was tough to focus on them with Holland making plays left and right in the secondary. He could be the elite safety option that the draft has been lacking in recent years.
CBS Sports - Trapasso (5/4)
10. Detroit Lions: Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Another Ohio State defensive back inside the top 10? What else is new? Fun pairing with Jeffrey Okudah for Matt Patricia.
PFF - Renner (4/30)
8. Detroit Lions -- WR Rondale Moore, Purdue
In another loaded receiver class, Moore is the single most electric player of the bunch. As a true freshman in 2018, he led the entire country with 37 broken tackles. He had 367 yards through the first three games of last season before going down with a knee injury. With everyone looking for the next Tyreek Hill in the 2020 NFL Draft, Moore is the closest thing I saw in college football last year.
San Diego Union Tribune (4/29)
7. Detroit (66/1) -- Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
Parsons is an elite athlete who had 109 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, five pass breakups and four forced fumbles as a sophomore.
SI - Hanson (4/27)
8. Detroit Lions: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
The true junior wideout will be more of a focal point as a receiver next season, with the departures of Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, but Waddle has elite speed and after-the-catch ability and averaged 24.4 yards per punt return in 2019. Five Lions wide receivers (including Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola) are scheduled to become free agents after the 2020 season.
Bleacher Report - Miller (4/27)
7. Detroit Lions -- WR Devonta Smith, Alabama
The Detroit Lions didn't add a premium wide receiver prospect in the 2020 draft class but can head into the 2021 offseason comfortable in their ability to add one with many of their current starters hitting free agency.
Devonta Smith exploded onto the scene for Alabama in an impressive wide receiver room this season but still managed to impress with massive performances like his five-touchdown game against Ole Miss. His production might take a hit with a new quarterback, but his traits point to Round 1, as he looks like a clone of Jerry Jeudy.
SB Nation - Kadar (4/27)
8. Detroit Lions: Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are both free agents after the season, and the Lions could look to add some youth to their wide receiver group.
The Athletic - Brugler (4/27)
8. Detroit Lions -- Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State
Derrick Brown likely would have been a top-25 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but he went back for his senior year and became a top-10 pick (No. 7 overall to the Panthers). Wilson could very well take the same path to the NFL.
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