Detroit Lions: 3 players to target on day three of NFL Draft

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The first two days of the draft have left the Detroit Lions with a good group of draftees, but take a look at three players to select on day three of the NFL Draft.

Two of the three days in the NFL Draft have been completed; the Detroit Lions still have four picks remaining in the last four rounds. They will end the 2020 NFL Draft bringing nine new players into the organization.

The Lions have already brought home the safe cornerback and Darius Slay replacement in Jeff Okudah. They followed with the selection of D’Andre Swift, a running back out of the University of Georgia.

Following those two selections, the Lions would unite the Okwara brothers when they selected Julian Okwara, a defensive end from the University of Notre Dame. They would then trade up to make another selection, adding a tackle from the Ohio State University, Jonah Jackson.

With four remaining picks, the Lions will continue to add to the roster with different players. If all goes well, they will be able to bring in some more prospect players to the roster. General Manager Bob Quinn and Head Coach Matt Patricia have done an exceptional job so far.

The two have been working hard and pieced together a draft class that should get good reviews to come this fall when the team is on the field. With any luck, the Lions will have just put together a solid draft class that should be the much-needed push to help them be competitive.

With plenty of names still on the board, one of the ones to look at is local-talent Donovan Peoples-Jones from the University of Michigan who slipped through to the pool left of players on day three. He could be quite the steal for the Lions on day three of the NFL Draft.

Besides Peoples-Jones, the Lions should give looks to Leki Fotu, a defensive tackle out of the University of Utah. If he is unavailable or someone the Lions are not interested in, they should give Lamar Jackson a look.

No, not the Baltimore Ravens quarterback, rather a cornerback out of the University of Nebraska. The Lions have done well so far, and the hope should remain high that they will make strong selections the rest of the way to help fill out the roster.

Take a look at defensive tackle, Fotu, and why the Lions should select him if the opportunity presents itself.