Detroit Lions Draft Coverage: 2022 First round big board

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Tier 7: Good fits at 32 and 34

22. Quay Walker, LB, Georgia

Like his Georgia teammate, Quay Walker is another talented linebacker but a very different one than Nakobe Dean. Walker is a bigger linebacker with long arms to get off blocks. Despite being bigger, Walker still has outstanding speed that he uses to stuff the run. In coverage, Walker is improving but still has work to do on that part of the game. Walker has all the traits of a great linebacker but still has some work to do in the passing game to reach his potential.

23. Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

Jahan Dotson is another talented receiver who falls to 23 here just due to the depth at the position.  He is a complete receiver who is effective on all three levels. His speed creates issues for defenses in the short and deep passing game. To pair with his speed, he is a great route runner allowing him to create separation.

The biggest issue with Dotson is his size. He is only 5-foot-10 and only weighs 178 pounds which allows bigger corners to knock him off his routes and shut him down in contested catch situations. Dotson is a well-rounded receiver with great speed, but his lack of size could make him a poor fit next to Detroit Lions breakout star, Amon-Ra St. Brown.

24. Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

Another teammate, Jaquan Brisker, is a two-high safety who would fit nicely next to Tracy Walker. Brisker excels in the box as a strong safety, where he plays incredibly physical and does a good job getting off blockers to stuff the run. Brisker is good in Cover-2 and can identify different route concepts in coverage. Brisker does lack the range to play as a Cover-1 safety, so he would be limited to split safety looks or as a box safety. Brisker is a physically strong safety, but he lacks the versatility and coverage skills of the safeties above him.

Tier 8: Good talent, bad fit

These are all talented players worthy of a top 35 pick, but they fall below the players above due to positional value and need.

25. Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
26.  Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
27. Charles Cross, T, Mississippi State
28. Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
29. Trevor Penning, T, Northern Iowa
30. Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
31.  Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt
32. Andrew Booth Jr, CB, Clemson
33. Zion Johnson, G, Boston College
34. Kenyon Green, G, Texas A & M

Must Read. Carving out the perfect first three picks for the Detroit Lions. light

The Detroit Lions need to have a strong 2022 NFL Draft, this big board allows for a nice look int othe players that the team may be targeting. Fans should buckle up and get ready to see what the team does with its first two picks!