The Detroit Lions are projected to take Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner in SB Nation's latest 2013 NFL mock draft. If he is available when they go on the clock at No. 5, there's a very good chance he will be the pick given their need for help at cornerback. But what if he's not available or the Lions just simply want to go in another direction? Where are some of their other potential targets slated to go in this mock draft? Let's take a look:
OT Luke Joeckel - No. 1 (Kansas City Chiefs)
DE Barkevious Mingo - No. 2 (Jacksonville Jaguars)
DE Dion Jordan - No. 6 (Cleveland Browns)
DE Ezekiel Ansah - No. 8 (Buffalo Bills)
LB Jarvis Jones - No. 9 (New York Jets)
DE Bjoern Werner - No. 10 (Tennessee Titans)
OT Eric Fisher - No. 11 (San Diego Chargers)
DE Damontre Moore - No. 17 (Pittsburgh Steelers)
OG Chance Warmack - No. 18 (Dallas Cowboys)
S Kenny Vaccaro - No. 28 (Denver Broncos)
If you compare this mock draft to some other projections, you will quickly see that there is a large range for certain players. Joeckel is generally a top-five pick in most mocks, but guys like Fisher are anywhere from No. 1 to No. 11, and someone like Vaccaro is anywhere from No. 5 to No. 28.
There does seem to be a consensus with Milliner in the sense that he is always the top cornerback off the board in mock drafts for this year. If the Lions do decide to take a cornerback with the fifth overall pick, it's a safe bet that they will go with Milliner.