Hi everyone. I have been going around mocking the drafts of each team in the NFC North. Here is my version of the Lions 2012 Mock Draft. Once again, no fan puns or cheap shots intended. Enjoy.
Round 1: Stephen Gilmore/CB/ South Carolina- For as good as the Lions passing game was in 2011, there pass defense was equally atrocious. Gilmore would provide an instant upgrade at the cornerback position.
Round 2: Amini Silatolu/OG/Midwestern State- Stafford was able to stay on the field last season, but that doesn't mean the Lions should not be looking to upgrade the offensive line.
Round 3: Bernard Pierce/RB/Temple- Pierce was an highly productive player at Temple, and could get lots of carries early on in the season.
Round 4: Casey Hayward/CB/Vanderbilt- The Lions secondary needs upgrades, like now.
Round 5: A.J. Jenkins/WR/Illinois- Stafford could always use another weapon or two. After all, somebody is bound to figure out a way to slow down Megatron.
Round 7A: Marcel Jones/OT/Nebraska- Offensive line depth is always a nice thing to have, and Jones would help with that cause.
Round 7B: Danny Trevathan/OLB/Kentucky- Trevathan made tackle after tackle his entire career at Kentucky, and if given a chance in the NFL, could do the same thing.