Decided to follow suit and create my own mock draft. Here you go.
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Pick 1: Eugene Monroe (OT-Virginia)-Long Arms...Athletic...Great footwork...Smart with excellent awareness / Not very durable...Needs to strengthen lower body /
Reasoning: The Lions definitely need to beef up the O-Line and secure a franchise tackle nobody better than Eugene Monroe, Jason Smith from Baylor would be an option as well.
Pick 20: James Laurinaitis (ILB-Ohio State)-Good size and bulk...Great speed for his size...Elite football IQ...Rarely misses tackles...Great Motor...Competitive with lots of experience...Team leader...Great work ethic...Mature / Can be too aggressive at times...Doesn't have elite strength...Not a big hitter...Not much upside...frame is close to being maxed out
Reasoning: The Lions need a better MLB than Dizon and Laurinaitis is as good as they come. Indy is in love with Laurinaitis and he may not fall to pick 33 So better to secure him now. Some argue his upside is limited but JL has a great work ethic and is always looking to get better.
Pick 33: Ron Brace (DT-Boston College)-Exellent Size and bulk...Great Strength...Quick off the snap...Powerful tackler...Nice instincts...Still has upside / Needs to use hands better...Not much pass rushing moves...Stamina is a concern
Reasoning: The Lions need a run stuffing Defensive Tackle with good size and Brace is a whopping 334 lbs. Him and Flu will be our DTs of the future
Pick 65: Coye Francies (CB-San Jose St.)-Great height with long arms...Athletic with blazing speed...Fluid hips, Good feet...Tough and a good tackler...Hard Worker...A gym rat with lots of potential / Not alot of experience...Needs to bulk up...Has not been much of a playmaker in coverage...IQ may be an issue...A few character issues
Reasoning: Could be a great CB in the future. He needs experience and won't have to start right away but could end up being a stud, he has all the tools. He's also a good return man (avg. 22.9 in college)...Sean Smith (Utah), and Jarius Byrd (Oregon) are also Corners to consider here.
Pick 84: Chip Vaughn (SS-Wake Forest)-Great size and bulk...Excellent tackler...Tough, imposing, big hitter...Smart and plays with good instincts / Average speed...Doesn't have great hands...Will struggle in man coverage...Somewhat inconsistent
Reasoning: Chip Vaughn is a great value pick at this time in the draft. Safety is not a strong point for the Lions and I can see Vaughn battling for the starter spot.
pick 129: Anthony Hill (TE-North Carolina St.)-Outstanding size and bulk...Huge frame with long arms...An outstanding blocker...Soft hands Big threat in the endzone...Understands how to get open...Works well in traffic and can take a hit / Not great speed or quickness...Not a big play threat...Won't do much after the catch...Upside is limited
Reasoning: The Lions need a good receiving TE but it's not high on our list so I waited until rd 5 to pick one up. Anthony Hill is still a good pickup at 6-5 262pds with a 4.8 40-time...Chase Coffman (Missouri), Travis Beckum (Wisconsin), James Casey (Rice), and Cameron Morrah (Cal) are all options at TE to consider. Since it's harder to project who will be available at 5th rd, this pick is uncertain