2014 NFL mock draft database: Final look at picks for Lions

Brett Deering

What do 2014 NFL mock drafts have the Detroit Lions doing in the first round and beyond? Our final mock draft database has the answer.

With the first round only a day away, it's time for our final 2014 NFL mock draft database. Below you can find 51 different mock drafts and what they are predicting the Detroit Lions to do later this week. 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 5/7 OLB Anthony Barr (UCLA) S Deone Bucannon (Washington State)
SB Nation NFL bloggers 5/1 OT Jake Matthews (Texas A&M) OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Georgia Tech)
SB Nation Dan Kadar 4/28 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
SB Nation Matthew Fairburn 4/14 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) WR Cody Latimer (Indiana)
SB Nation Ryan Van Bibber 5/5 CB Bradley Roby (Ohio State)
SB Nation Multiple people 4/21 WR Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU) CB Antone Exum (Virginia Tech)
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 5/5 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) DE Scott Crichton (Oregon State)
CBS Sports Pat Kirwan 5/2 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 5/6 CB Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech) OT Ja'Wuan James (Tennessee)
CBS Sports Rob Rang 5/5 DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh) WR Davante Adams (Fresno State)
CBS Sports Will Brinson 5/5 OT Taylor Lewan (Michigan)
Detroit Free Press Dave Birkett 5/3 OLB Anthony Barr (UCLA)
Detroit Lions Mike O'Hara 5/7 OLB Anthony Barr (UCLA)
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 4/27 WR Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU) *via trade down* OLB Kyle Van Noy (BYU) DT Ego Ferguson (LSU)
Detroit News Josh Katzenstein 4/26 DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh)
Draft Breakdown Jon Dove
5/6 WR Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU) OT Ja'Wuan James (Tennessee) CB Marcus Roberson (Florida)
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 4/21 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) CB Keith McGill (Utah) TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (Iowa)
Draft King Lou Pickney 5/4 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Draft Season Matt Falk 4/28 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) CB Jason Verrett (TCU)
Draft Season Nik Edlund 5/6 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Draft Season Will Lomas 4/25 TE Eric Ebron (North Carolina) DE Demarcus Lawrence (Boise State) CB Phillip Gaines (Rice)
Draft Season Multiple people 5/6 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) CB Lamarcus Joyner (Florida State)
Draft Tek Computer simulation 5/7 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) OLB Christian Jones (Florida State) C Weston Richburg (Colorado State)
ESPN Mel Kiper 4/29 WR Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU)
ESPN Todd McShay 5/5 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
ESPN Multiple people 5/1 WR Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU) OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Georgia Tech) CB Walt Aikens (Liberty)
ESPN Cleveland Tony Grossi 5/2 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
FFToolbox Matt De Lima 5/6 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State) WR Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State)
FFToolbox Rob Warner 5/2 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State) DE Scott Crichton (Oregon State)
Football Fan Spot Steven Lourie 5/1 WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson) *via trade up*
Football's Future Robert Davis 5/7 WR Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU)
NFL.com Brian Baldinger 4/24 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 5/1 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State) S Deone Bucannon (Washington State) DT Ego Ferguson (LSU)
NFL.com Charles Davis 5/6 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
NFL.com Charley Casserly 5/5 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
NFL.com Chase Goodbread 5/7 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 5/5 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
NFL.com Matt Smith 5/7 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
NFL.com Mike Huguenin 5/7 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 4/30 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) WR Allen Robinson (Penn State)
Rotoworld Evan Silva 5/5
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
Rotoworld Josh Norris 5/5 WR Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU)
SideLion Report Justin Simon 4/28 WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson) *via trade up*
Sports Illustrated Chris Burke 4/21 S Calvin Pryor (Louisville) *via trade down* WR Allen Robinson (Penn State)
Sports Illustrated Don Banks 4/22 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
The MMQB Greg A. Bedard 5/6 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
The MMQB Peter King 5/6 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
USA Today Nate Davis 5/7 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 5/7 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) C Weston Richburg (Colorado State) OLB Christian Jones (Florida State)
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 5/7 OLB Anthony Barr (UCLA) WR Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (Nebraska)

Positions (first round)

  • Cornerback - 20
  • Wide receiver - 13
  • Safety - 9
  • Outside linebacker - 4
  • Offensive tackle - 2
  • Defensive tackle - 2
  • Tight end - 1

As usual, cornerback is leading the pack in the position breakdown with a pretty solid lead over second place. What's interesting is that second place is now wide receiver. Safety had an 11-4 lead over wide receiver in our last mock draft database, but wide receiver has made a big push in our final edition.

Players (first round)

  • CB Justin Gilbert - 11
  • S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - 8
  • WR Odell Beckham Jr. - 7
  • CB Darqueze Dennard - 7
  • WR Mike Evans - 4
  • OLB Anthony Barr - 4
  • WR Sammy Watkins - 2
  • DT Aaron Donald - 2
  • TE Eric Ebron - 1
  • OT Jake Matthews - 1
  • OT Taylor Lewan - 1
  • CB Kyle Fuller - 1
  • CB Bradley Roby - 1
  • S Calvin Pryor - 1

Unsurprisingly, Justin Gilbert is still the leader in the player breakdown. He was the leader way back in February after the Super Bowl, and he's still the favorite for the Lions' first-round pick. His lead has actually been trimmed down quite a bit over the last month or so, but it's clear that most analysts still expect the Lions to draft Gilbert.

One final note: Odell Beckham Jr. went from being in zero mock drafts in our last database to being in seven this time around. Clearly people are warming up to the idea of him being the Lions' first-round pick (either at 10 or later after a trade down). If Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans are gone, perhaps the Lions will take a serious look at making Beckham Jr. their first-round pick.

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