Five things you should know about Lions and the draft
Just a day away from the NFL draft and there’s plenty to discuss. Five things you should know about the Lions as they enter the draft on Thursday at 8 p.m. with the 23rd overall pick in the first round.
1. It’s unlikely the Lions will move up in the first round. Wouldn’t be surprised to see GM Martin Mayhew move down if he thinks it makes sense. He is not in desperation mode with 21 of 22 starters from last year signed.
2. You’re thinking cornerback, I know you are. But that’s what we were all thinking a year ago and Mayhew selected DT Nick Fairley with the 13th overall pick. He goes for the best available player no matter the position.
3. Two sure bets. The Lions will not take a quarterback in the first round, we’ve been assured of this. They might draft a QB in later rounds because they have just two on their roster with the loss of Drew Stanton. Also, while they have not said so, the Lions will not draft CB Janoris Jenkins. He’s got enough red flags to hold his own parade.
4. Would be shocked if the Lions don’t address finding depth and project players for the offensive line. Don’t expect this necessarily will happen in the first round, but it should happen at some point.
5. For a chance to chat about the draft, join me today at 3 p.m. by going to TheOaklandPress.com. Also for text updates during the draft and actually any time of the year, text the keyword "Lions" to 22700. Msg & Data Rates May Apply. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel.
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