2014 NFL mock draft database: Lions picks as of April 17

Joe Robbins

What are 2014 NFL mock drafts predicting the Detroit Lions to do? Our mock draft database has the answer.

It's been nearly a month since our 2014 NFL mock draft database for the Detroit Lions was last updated. Since then, all of the major moves in free agency have taken place, and analysts have had even more time to think about what teams might do and where players should land in the draft. This has resulted in some interesting developments in our latest mock draft database update. Check it out:

Site Name Date Round 1 (Pick No. 10) Round 2 (Pick No. 45) Round 3 (Pick No. 76)
Pride Of Detroit Readers
4/17 OLB Anthony Barr (UCLA)
SB Nation NFL bloggers 4/17 OT Jake Matthews (Texas A&M)
SB Nation Dan Kadar 4/7
CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) S Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois)
SB Nation Matthew Fairburn 4/14 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) WR Cody Latimer (Indiana)
SB Nation Multiple people 3/10 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State) WR Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State) TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (Iowa)
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 4/14 DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh) DE Scott Crichton (Oregon State)
CBS Sports Pat Kirwan 4/11 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 4/10 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
CBS Sports Rob Rang 4/14 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) DT Dominique Easley (Florida)
CBS Sports Will Brinson 4/10 WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson) *via trade*
Detroit Free Press Dave Birkett 4/16 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M)
Detroit Lions Draft Darren Page 4/9 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State) WR Davante Adams (Fresno State) C Weston Richburg (Colorado State)
Detroit Lions Draft Jeff Risdon
3/28 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) *via trade*
Traded away S Terrence Brooks (Florida State)
Detroit News Josh Katzenstein 3/28 OLB Anthony Barr (UCLA)
Draft Breakdown Matthew Mochal
3/20 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 3/9 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) WR Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt)
Draft King Lou Pickney 3/31 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Draft Season Matt Falk 3/4 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Draft Season Nik Edlund 4/14 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) S Deone Bucannon (Washington State) WR Paul Richardson (Colorado)
Draft Season Will Lomas 3/26 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State) DE Trent Murphy (Stanford)
Draft Season Multiple people
4/7 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) WR Davante Adams (Fresno State) S Dion Bailey (USC)
Draft Tek Computer simulation
4/16 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) OLB Kyle Van Noy (BYU) C Travis Swanson (Arkansas)
ESPN Mel Kiper
4/3 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) OLB Kyle Van Noy (BYU) CB Phillip Gaines (Rice)
ESPN Todd McShay 4/11 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) WR Davante Adams (Fresno State)
ESPN Cleveland Tony Grossi
4/11 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
FFToolbox Matt De Lima 4/10 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) OT Joel Bitonio (Nevada)
FFToolbox Ricky Dimon 4/8 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) MLB Shayne Skov (Stanford)
FFToolbox Rob Warner 3/20 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) WR Davante Adams (Fresno State)
Football Fan Spot Steven Lourie 4/4 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
Football's Future Robert Davis 4/7 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
NFL.com Bryan Fischer 4/1 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 4/15 TE Eric Ebron (North Carolina)
NFL.com Charles Davis
3/18 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
NFL.com Chase Goodbread 4/8 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M)
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 4/9 OT Taylor Lewan (Michigan)
NFL.com Matt Smith
4/3 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
NFL.com Mike Huguenin 4/10 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 4/9 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) OLB Ryan Shazier (Ohio State)
Pro Football Talk Mike Florio 4/7 DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh)
RotoWire Mario Puig 3/31 OLB Khalil Mack (Buffalo) S Deone Bucannon (Washington State) WR Bruce Ellington (South Carolina)
Rotoworld Evan Silva 3/1 TE Eric Ebron (North Carolina)
Rotoworld Josh Norris
4/14 CB Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech)
Sports Illustrated Chris Burke 3/28 OLB Anthony Barr (UCLA)
Sports Illustrated Don Banks
4/10 DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh)
Sports Illustrated Doug Farrar 4/3 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
The Big Lead Jason McIntyre 4/2 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
The Sideline View Lance Zierlein 4/8 CB Bradley Roby (Ohio State)
USA Today Nate Davis
4/10 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 4/14 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) C Weston Richburg (Colorado State) S Craig Loston (LSU)
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 4/15 OLB Anthony Barr (UCLA) WR Cody Latimer (Indiana) C Travis Swanson (Arkansas)
Yahoo! Sports Eric Edholm 4/7 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)

Positions (first round)

  • Cornerback - 24
  • Safety - 11
  • Outside linebacker - 5
  • Wide receiver - 4
  • Defensive tackle - 3
  • Tight end - 2
  • Offensive tackle - 2

Perhaps the most interesting change in this edition of our mock draft database is the rise of the safety position and the fall of the wide receiver position. Wide receiver went from being the Lions' first-round pick in 11 mocks last time to only four this time around. Safety, meanwhile, went from being the Lions' first-round pick in only four mocks a month ago to 11 in our updated database.

Players (first round)

  • CB Justin Gilbert - 16
  • S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - 11
  • CB Darqueze Dennard - 6
  • OLB Anthony Barr - 4
  • WR Mike Evans - 3
  • DT Aaron Donald - 3
  • TE Eric Ebron - 2
  • WR Sammy Watkins - 1
  • OT Taylor Lewan - 1
  • OT Jake Matthews - 1
  • OLB Khalil Mack - 1
  • CB Kyle Fuller - 1
  • CB Bradley Roby - 1

Justin Gilbert was the Lions' projected first-round pick in 20 mock drafts in our last update. This time, he's only the pick in 16, but he's still clearly the top player in our database. Even so, the margin from first to second has slimmed quite a bit, as Ha Ha Clinton-Dix finished only five mocks behind Gilbert. Last time, Mike Evans came in second and was 12 mocks behind Gilbert in the standings.

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