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My Updated Mock Draft

Here is my updated mock draft from February. If you want to check it out, here is a link

Round 1, pick 5: Eric Fisher, LT, Central Michigan (Last pick: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon)

The retirement of Jeff Backus made me realize we could use another reliable figure at LT. We picked Riley Reiff is more suitable as a RT in my eyes. This helps fill a big need and we need to protect Matt Stafford. Fisher seems like a sure thing which Detroit needs right now

Round 2, pick 4: Barrett Jones, T/G/C, Alabama (Last: Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina)

The simple reality of the situation is Jonathan Cooper will not be available in the 2nd round. I figured if we can't get Cooper then we should still go offensive line and draft the multi-dimensional Barrett Jones. He started at tackle, guard and center for two NC Alabama teams so he should be NFL ready.

Round 3, pick 3: Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers (Last: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State)

Thomas will not be here in the 3rd round and we don't exactly need a safety with Glover Quinn and Louis Delmas coming back. Khaseem Greene is perfect for us though. We haven't resigned Justin Durant yet which makes this a pretty good need. Luckily, Greene is a good fit in our scheme and is a complete football player. More in depth scouting report here

Round 4, pick COMP: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State (Last: Keenan Davis, WR, Iowa)

So far this off-season we have lost our two starting DE's, Cliff Avril and KVB. We do have Lo-Jack and Willie Young at DE, not to mention recently signed Jason Jones, but I still think this is a bit of a need. William is Vernon Gholston's cousin but they are different players. While Vernon was a speed rushing OLB, William is a big 6'7 270-280 that can really take up space and play on the line. I think Schwartz can get Gholston's potential out of him and make him a big time player to use with our extra pick.

Round 5, pick 4: Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall (Previous: Khaled Holmes, C, USC)

Dobson is a playmaking wide receiver and that's an understatement. He has tremendous length and jumping ability. With Ryan Broyles and Nate Burleson at the slots, I figured we could go with a bigger guy to play outside and Dobson fits that role. He is a bit raw, but is coachable (unlike Titus Young) and could turn out to be a big time player. This article shows his positive attitude and one of the greatest catches you'll ever see.

Round 6, pick 3: T.J. Moe, WR, Missouri (Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State)

I know, you all are probably thinking I'm crazy for picking two wide receivers in one draft, not to mention that it's two rounds in a row. While Moe might not be fast, he is very, very quick. This makes him a perfect slot guy to eventually replace Burleson. Moe has dependable hands and is sharp in his routes. One scout said he is a clone of newly signed Patriot Danny Amendola.

Round 7, pick 5: Ryan Allen, P, Louisiana Tech (Previous: Ryan Allen, P, Louisiana Tech)

This is the only pick I stuck with from my last mock and for good reason. We still need a punter and I don't anticipate us getting one in free agency. Allen is a reliable, strong and accurate punter that could help flip the field for us. We need to get out of the Nick Harris era and get some strong special teams play that we can work in our favor for years and years to come.

That's my mock draft edition #2. Tell me what's good and what's bad and we'll discuss it! Thanks for reading and Go Lions!

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