Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Detroit Lions Mock Draft 2014 | Ticket King Green Bay

Lions Mock Draft
As we continue or mock draft extravaganza, we move back to the Lions for our second version of a mock draft.  Detroit made the big move of getting rid of their head coach. Will the new coach use that stockpile of talent and take the NFC North title? We shall see.  For now, they need to fill just a few key positions.  

Round One: Taylor Lewen/OT/Michigan State- The Lions have a big need along the offensive line. They got better at protecting Matthew Stafford a year ago, but they can still improve. Lewen would be able to step in immediately and start from day one, which is what you are usually looking for in a first round draft choice. If Lewen is off the board, look for the Lions to take a strong look at Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert.

Round Two: Jimmie Ward/S/Northern Illinois- The Lions second biggest need in this draft is cornerback. However there are none slotted to go in this area of the second round that will still be on the board when the Lions draft. This is also a deep draft for corners so the Lions do not need to reach here. Rather, Jimmie Ward fills their third biggest need and can also start immediately.

Round Three: Bashaud Breeland/CB/Clemson- At some point high in the draft, the Lions do need to fill their big need at cornerback. Breeland fills the Lions need because he has nice size and is technically sound, which is something that is needed to cover the wide receivers in this division- Jordy Nelson, Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, etc. He also brings a focused and hard working attitude, which are attributes the Lions need in more of their players.

Round Four(A): Jared Abbrederis/WR/Wisconsin- The Lions also need to add to their pass catchers because right now, they are just a one trick pony in the passing game. The signing of Golden Tate filled a big need, but they need more. What they specifically need is a slot receiver who can work to get open, is smart and sneaky, and has good hands. That is Jared Abbrederis in a nutshell.

Round Four(B): Ricardo Allen/CB/Purdue- The Lions received two compensatory selections last month. They need to put them to good use. We will use the first one on another cornerback because with all of the wide receivers in this division, the Lions need as much help at corner as possible. Allen fits because he is coordinated, believes the ball is his when it is in the air, and has speed. The Lions got burned in the playoffs because they did not have someone with enough speed to run down the field and go after the ball when Rodgers threw it up to Randall Cobb.

Round Four(C)- Devin Street/WR/Pittsburgh- So far this offseason they have signed Golden Tate and we have them drafting Jared Abbrederis. Okay, they still need more. Street has nice size and would make for an excellent project.

Round Six- Anthony Fera/K/Texas- The Lions need to find a long term solution at kicker. Fera might be the best kicker in this draft.

Round Seven: Tre Boston/FS/North Carolina- The Lions should use their last selection here to add some depth at safety.

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