Continuing a 2018 seven-round mock draft series for the Detroit Lions, this time starting with a pick on offense to set the scenario.
Those of you who have followed my Detroit Lions seven-round mock draft series know the deal by now but it’s worth explaining again. What you will find here is not necessarily what I think the Lions will do in the 2018 NFL Draft, nor is it exactly what I think the Lions should do. The point of this series is simply to play out a variety of scenarios as we await the actual draft.
To aid in the scenario generating and to keep it as honest of a process as I possible (no cherry picking picks!) I use the Fanspeak mock draft simulator set to one of the recent draft boards that have been submitted to the site. I make all the picks for the Lions while the rest of the picks are simulated based on the draft board and team needs.
As a way of making sure each seven-round mock in this series is fresh and unique I change up the first round pick with a different position each time. By setting a new scenario at the top means different choices later in the draft.
After beginning this series with a pair of defensive players to start, this one makes a bigger shift as the first round pick will be a player on offense. Vita Vea was the first Lions pick in mock 1.0 while Harold Landry was the top pick in mock 2.0.
Now let’s get on with mock 3.0.