5. Detroit Jock City: I know you’re heavily involved in covering college prospects as well. As it stands right now, it looks like Detroit will be picking around the 10th sport overall in the NFL Draft. Who do you like coming out of college in the first round, around that number this year?
Easterling: “That feels like a great spot for a wide receiver, which is good news for the Lions, considering what free agency could do to that group this offseason. LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase should be long gone at that point, but Alabama’s dynamic duo of DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle could still be on the board.”
“Either of them would be a fantastic addition for the Lions, and if they’re able to keep Kenny Golladay on a long-term deal, they could pick whichever of the two they feel complements him best. ”
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DJC: Thank you, Luke! Predictions on a final score?
Easterling: “The Bucs are known to start slow, as I mentioned earlier, so this one could be close for a while. But the Bucs are too talented, and fairly healthy, and can clinch a playoff spot with this win. Bucs 38, Lions 17.”
Again, a big shout out and thank you to Luke for taking his time to answer our questions!
Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter at @LukeEasterling, especially with so many of us Detroit Lions fans looking forward to the NFL Draft next spring!
All that being said, tune in Saturday to see the Detroit Lions and Buccaneers square off at Ford Field when Tom Brady comes to town.