Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Round 5
Heading into the fifth round, it was great to see Richard LeCounte III still available at pick No. 153 overall. A former University of Georgia player, LeCounte III was a leader for the Bulldog defense. He possesses good balance and intelligence in coverage while also having the versatility to the lineup in the nickel when called upon.
He’s likely a rotational player; however, given his ability to block well on special teams coverage, it’s nice to see he can contribute in multiple ways.
The Lions have seen success when drafting players out of Georgia when you remember former quarterback Matthew Stafford and current RB1, Swift. Hopefully, history repeats itself.
In a draft where picks beyond the fifth round did not exist, it was essential to maximize the selections he had by trading back so we could fill some of the glaring holes on the Detroit Lions roster. I feel we were able to do just that.
By adding a total of five defenders, three of which have starting potential immediately, as well as offensive line help and two dynamic playmakers — it should be a great jump start to the rebuild of this organization.
How do you think we did? Was trading back the right move? Let us know in the comments section below.