Detroit Lions: Daniel Jeremiah is spot on in latest NFL Mock Draft

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The Detroit Lions draft prospect doesn’t come without a few question marks.

The phenom is said to stare down his first option far too often.  Plus, he has a habit of holding onto the football a bit longer than he needs to, waiting for his receiver to come open rather than throwing the pass-catcher open.

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In the NFL, you need to let the football rip on time; most of the time, the football needs to be in the air before the receiver comes out of their break.  That is something we haven’t seen from Fields too much at the college level.

Another main concern that surrounds Fields is simply the fact he’s coming from Ohio State.  The Buckeyes are a powerhouse program, but typically their quarterbacks don’t see much success at the next level.  It’s a timing offense that allows the quarterback to get the ball out to the predetermined pass-catcher.

You will not often see an Ohio State quarterback sit in the pocket and pat the football going through NFL-like progressions.  If the first option didn’t flash open as the pass-rush closed in, Fields simply took off running.

In closing, Fields projects as a franchise quarterback but needs to clean some of these issues up and develop at the next level in the right situation.  What better spot to land than with the Lions, where he has the opportunity to sit and learn for a season or two if needed behind Jared Goff?

NFL franchises are built around the quarterback position, not tight ends or receivers.  In my mind general manager, Brad Holmes needs to prioritize the QB position; if he’s hell-bent on Goff for the future, then the next order of business is the trenches.  Sewell is far too talented to pass up and a wonderful consolation prize if he falls to no. 7.

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The Detroit Lions will have the opportunity to draft a starting receiver in rounds two-three-and-four, don’t pass up on a premium position for something that can be had later in the draft.