Continuing our Detroit Lions seven-round mock draft series with a scenario featuring defensive players with the top three picks.
In the weeks leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft I’m playing out several scenarios for the Detroit Lions in the form of seven-round mock drafts. With each mock I will start with a different position for the first round pick to force a look at a new scenario with each edition.
As I said when I led off this series with the first seven-round mock, this isn’t what I think the Lions will do, nor is it necessarily what I think they should do. Simply, this is a look at what they could do.
This time I used Jeff Risdon’s draft board on the Fanspeak mock draft simulator. I made each pick for the Lions while the fanspeak system simulated the rest of the 31 teams. That keeps things honest so that certain players can’t be cherry-picked. If the player wasn’t available in the simulation, I couldn’t make the pick.
The first mock started off with a defensive end so that was off the table for version 2.0 here. However, this one also leads off with a player on the defensive side of the ball…
Next: Round 1