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With the 13th pick, the Lions draft ...

With the NFL draft just 10 days away, it’s time to find out what you think.

The Lions own the 13th overall pick along with five other mid- and late-round picks.

The past two years when they’ve taken Matthew Stafford first overall and Ndamukong Suh second, it was fairy easy to predict what they would do.

But this year it’s so different because it depends in large part on what the dozen teams ahead of them do.

A few mock drafts, including Mel Kiper's, have CB Prince Amukamara (Nebraska) falling to the Lions. He’s the second-best corner in the draft behind Patrick Peterson (LSU) who could go top five. Pro Football Weekly’s mock draft has Amukamara going 11th and the Lions drafting CB Jimmy Smith (Colorado) at 13th.

If you were Lions GM Martin Mayhew would you draft Amukamara if available? If he was gone would you take Smith at 13 or do you think that’s too much of a reach? Is cornerback your biggest concern for the first round or would you go in another direction?

Let me know what you think.

Look for my Lions’ NFL draft preview which will start on Sunday online and in the print edition.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Amukamara is there, I expect the Lions to take him. If he is gone, I expect the Lions to trade the pick. They have multiple needs for 2nd and 3rd round-type picks (OLB, 3rd WR, CB, depth/developmental S,G,C, etc) and little immediate need for 1st round type players (QB, OT, DE, feature WR/RB).

Other than Amukamara (and Green, Peterson, and Miller, but pretty much everyone agrees they will be gone), I don't see any players with enough talent to warrant Detroit using a first round pick on them. I'm sure they'll rank the various DE's and OT's (and Julio Jones), but if I'm Martin Mayhew then that is strictly the back-up plan in case I can't make a decent deal.


9:36 PM 
Blogger russ said...

jimmy smith is the best corner back
in this draft and i know the coach
will grab him at 13 pick second round go for a offence tackel bruce
carter Lb in the third go lions
tony saprano

10:49 AM 

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