Detroit Lions: 2021 Seven-Round Mock NFL Draft with trades

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Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Round 5

Jonathon Cooper. 154. player. 812. . EDGE. Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes do a great job of developing defensive lineman. Earlier in the draft, we selected interior defensive lineman Tommy Togiai, and we are going back to the well with defensive end, Jonathon Cooper.

Cooper is a great pass-rusher. He is not extremely explosive but has a very high motor at the position. He fits the bill as a designated pass-rusher to a “T”. Something Detroit could use help with heading into 2021.

Standing 6-foot-2 and a half, and weighing in at 254 pounds, he has great hands and body movement to get around the corner and get to the quarterback.

Hoosiers . Whop Philyor. 173. player. 813. . Wide Receiver

Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Whop Philyor reminds me a lot Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs. He doesn’t possess the raw overall speed, but he does have great burst and explosiveness similar to Hill.

He runs routes well and has great hands, making catches away from his frame while running crisp routes. The coaching staff at Indiana made it a point to get the ball into Philyor’s hands by manufacturing special plays and touches — again, similar to Hill.

With the addition of DeVonta Smith in the first round of our mock, adding Philyor to play a slot role would be very ideal. It could add a very dynamic attack for Goff with Smith, T.J. Hockenson, Swift, and Gainwell.

Just the sounds of this young athletic offense get me excited for Detroit Lions football next season.