Detroit Lions: 2021 Seven-Round Mock NFL Draft with trades 2.0

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Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Round 4

827. . Cornerback. Orange . Trill Williams. 112. player

I love me some big cornerbacks, and Syracuse defensive back Trill Williams fits that mold at 6-foot-2, 198 pounds. He is the second corner we’re taking in this mock draft and the second that shares my surname.

In all seriousness, combining Williams with Horn in the Lions secondary instantly makes the team better. He has been a consistent playmaker for the Orange, having played a variety of positions since first joining the team in 2018. He’s played slot corner, wide corner, and safety.

Again, we love that versatility.

We also love a lot of the same attributes that his predecessors in this draft also possess.

  • Physicality
  • Long Range
  • Aggressiveness
  • Explosiveness

It appears as though he is best built for being a wide-out pass defender, and the Lions can still use the help, even with Horn added earlier. Other players available included Ohio State running back Trey Sermon and Edge rusher Victor Dimukeje out of Duke.

Ultimately, Trill is the selection.

Frank Darby. 139. player. 854. . Wide Receiver. Sun Devils

With yet another draft pick gained from trading back in round one, it’s pretty much more of the same in many aspects when selecting Arizona State’s wide receiver Frank Darby.

Physical, aggressive, body control — the goal is to build a tough football team for a tough head coach. Darby is quick, competitive, and makes good use of his hands off of the line of scrimmage. He also has a good frame at 6-foot tall and 194 pounds but makes excellent use of his hands to make contested catches away from his big frame.

His top speed is a bit questionable to many, but with Goff at quarterback, short to intermediate routes and throws could come around quite often for the Lions. Possibly having him lineup in the slot may be most effective in Detroit’s new-look offense.