With the 2021 NFL Draft a little in excess of a thirty day period absent, factors just grew to become a whole lot far more appealing for the Detroit Lions.
The San Francisco 49ers have all but declared publicly they want to draft a quarterback right after they agreed to a enormous trade with the Miami Dolphins.
The 49ers are working the Nos. 12 and 102 picks this 12 months, as effectively as initially-rounders in 2022 and 2023 to the Dolphins in purchase to shift up to the the No. 3 place.
Miami then moved back up by trading the No. 12 select and a upcoming initial-rounder to the Philadelphia Eagles for the No. 6 selection.
Listed here is our newest Lions-unique, seven-spherical mock draft article trades.
To start with round, No. 7 in general: Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell
It is presumed that the to start with 4 picks will be quarterbacks.
Cincinnati could realistically go on Sewell to choose Rashawn Slater, who has the skill to participate in many positions nicely along the offensive line.
Regarded one of the best offensive lineman in the draft, landing Sewell would be considered a home run for standard manager Brad Holmes and Detroit’s entrance workplace.
Next spherical, No. 41 over-all: TCU security Trevon Moehrig
Placement flexibility will make Moehrig coveted by several NFL teams.
At TCU, Moehrig succeeded when he was asked to complete numerous roles.
On movie, it is clear he was in a position to defend the slot, manned the box and performed deep on the Horn Frogs protection.
With Detroit’s secondary needing an overhaul, introducing Moehrig would pay speedy dividends.
Third spherical, No. 72 overall: Western Michigan broad receiver D’Wayne Eskridge
He is no surefire guess to be a No. 2-caliber receiver right absent at the NFL degree. But, with some seasoning, he could come to be just that.
There may well be some worries concerning his stature –he is little at only 5-foot-9, 189 lbs, but he will make up for it with his best-degree pace.
He also would give the Lions a strong degree of flexibility, with his capacity to perform on both the inside and outside the house.
Third spherical, No. 101 in general (acquired from the L.A. Rams): Michigan linebacker Cameron McGrone
Detroit signed Alex Anzalone all through absolutely free company to assist the ailing linebackers unit.
Christian Jones, Jarrad Davis and Reggie Ragland have all moved on from Detroit’s weakest placement on the defensive side of the football.
In accordance to Mile Higher Huddle, “While linebackers are essentially the functioning back again of the protection in positional worth, having men who can run can make a planet of variation in today’s go match. McGrone was up and down during his time at Michigan, but there are some rather particular athletic flashes in his activity. He raises the athletic ground of the space working day a single and could possibly even press to start out at some position in 2021.”
Fourth round, No. 112 general: Florida Condition EDGE Janarius Robinson
Robinson’s professional day performance properly showcased one particular of the Seminoles effective defensive lineman.
He measured in at 6-foot-5 and 263 lbs with an 86 1/4 inch wingspan.
He ran a 4.72 in the 40-garden sprint with a 34-inch vertical soar.
“I did really properly. There is certainly some factors I could’ve finished better, but I’m happy adequate with the benefits that I got. There is certainly normally stuff you could’ve completed better. I was happy with my bench push and situation drills, but there was some screening that I pre-analyzed improved on like my vertical jump,” he said. “I was leaping 37 1/2 inches in education, but I missed some inches just by leaping to the aspect and hitting the prong with my pinkie. It truly is some thing I would like I could get a next likelihood at.”
“Truthfully, I really feel like I’m a initial round expertise,” he declared.
Fifth round, No. 153 in general: North Texas huge receiver Jaelon Darden
Darden’s elite agility should be ready to translate to the next amount. His 23 forced skipped tackles in 2020 are the most for any wideout in the draft.
At the incredibly minimum, Darden can be a gadget sort of participant who has the velocity to be a deep risk, as properly.
“Goff’s work is to make the right conclusions, place the ball on the receivers, give them a likelihood to make a participate in and our receivers’ position is to freaking get open up and independent. And if the ball hits your fingers, you greater find a way to appear down with it,” head mentor Dan Campbell said in a the latest media session.
Darden fits the bill and would be ready to get the needed separation to generate some balls thrown his way his rookie campaign in Motown.
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