Detroit Lions Mock Draft Roundup 3.0
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.
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The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Lions:
EDSFootball - Hanson (1/1)
7. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
- Trey Lance as Matthew Stafford's long-term replacement
- Jaylen Waddle to address a potential free-agency void created by Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and/or Danny Amendola
- Their choice of CB (Patrick Surtain or Caleb Farley) to pair opposite Jeff Okudah
Before opting out of the 2020 college season, there was a moment where the 244-pound linebacker was listed as Penn State's top kick returner. Even if perhaps by mistake, that highlights the type of athlete that the first-team All-American (2019) is. Parsons uses his athleticism, length and instincts to impact the game against the run, in coverage and as a blitzer.
San Diego Union Tribune (12/31)
Touchdown Wire - Schofield (12/31)
DeVonta Smith is that type of player.
Smith is undersized for the wide receiver position by many standards, as he is listed at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, and as you can tell from the above picture, he is what some might consider “slender” for the NFL. But Smith makes up for that with game-breaking ability as a receiver. Last year he was playing in the shadow of Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy -- as well as current teammate Jayden Waddle -- but this year was his breakout campaign as he caught 17 touchdown passes, and 98 passes total, in the regular season alone. With the Lions facing decisions on Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, Smith is a nice find in the first round.
PFF - Gayle (12/29)
CBS Sports - Wilson (12/29)
Pro Football Network - Miller (12/26)
He is a legitimate three-level threat who has improved his route running, and if he continues on that trajectory, he could be disgustingly good. Watching Matthew Stafford (maaaaaaybe) and Waddle connecting 70 yards downfield will be an outstanding thing to see.
PFF - Renner (12/23)
11. Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Bleacher Report - Miller (12/22)
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