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2008 Detroit Lions Mock Draft Database (Third Edition)

With the 2008 NFL Draft just five days away, it is time to take one last look at Pride of Detroit's Lions Mock Draft Database.  This is the third edition, and this time around I have included 50 mock drafts from around the Internet. (Big thanks to Hail Redskins for providing links to these mocks)

The trend of first-round picks has changed drastically since the first database I posted.  Originally, the common thing for the Lions was to draft a cornerback with the 15th pick.  Then, after Kevin Jones was released, the trend began to shift toward running back.  Now, less than a week away from the draft, I would say the trend is running back for sure.  Specifically, that running back is Rashard Mendenhall.  As expected, players like Jerod Mayo, Derrick Harvey, and Jonathan Stewart also are mentioned as being potential first-round picks for the Lions, but not nearly as much as Mendenhall.

One more thing that stood out to me when I was putting this together is  that the first-round picks listed below are all players we've heard mentioned many times before as being real possibilities to join the Lions.  I would say all of them sans Dan Connor could end up a Lion after Saturday, so it'll be interesting to look back and see who had the most accurate predictions.

As usual, the third-round pick listed below is Detroit's actual third-rounder, not the one they acquired from the Browns.

For the previous two editions of this database, click here and here.

2008 DETROIT LIONS MOCK DRAFT DATABASE (Third Edition)
Site Upd. First-Round Second-Round Third-Round
Pro Draft Guide 4-20 LB Jerod Mayo CB Aqib Talib RB Kevin Smith
The NewNFLDraft 4-20 RB Jonathan Stewart LB Dan Connor DT Red Bryant
Football Draft Analyists 4-20 OT Jeff Otah TE Fred Davis RB Matt Forte
The Scouts Notebook 4-20 RB Rashard Mendenhall LB Tavares Gooden - No Pick
TheFootballExpert (1) 4-20 RB Rashard Mendenhall LB Curtis Lofton LB Tavares Gooden
Inside the Eagles 4-20 RB Jonathan Stewart - No Pick - No Pick
Junkyard Jake 4-20 DE Derrick Harvey TE Dustin Keller - No Pick
Fantasy Football Xtreme 4-20 OL Branden Albert - No Pick - No Pick
Draft Headquarters 4-20 RB Jonathan Stewart - No Pick - No Pick
Fantasy Football Jungle (1) 4-20 DE Derrick Harvey LB Curtis Lofton - No Pick
Heard's Football Report 4-20 RB Rashard Mendenhall - No Pick - No Pick
East Coast Sports News 4-20 LB Jerod Mayo - No Pick - No Pick
Football Thoughts 4-20 CB Aqib Talib OT Anthony Collins DE Calais Campbell
53 Deep 4-20 RB Jonathan Stewart - No Pick - No Pick
TheFootballExpert (2) 4-20 LB Jerod Mayo - No Pick - No Pick
Fantasy Football Jungle (2) 4-19 LB Dan Connor DE Cliff Avril OT Duane Brown
NFL Draft Specialist 4-19 CB Mike Jenkins RB Matt Forte DE Jason Jones
The Landry Hat 4-19 RB Rashard Mendenhall - No Pick - No Pick
Draft Wisdom 4-19 RB Jonathan Stewart - No Pick - No Pick
Windy City Gridiron 4-18 RB Rashard Mendenhall - No Pick - No Pick
NFL Draft Countdown 4-18 LB Jerod Mayo RB Ray Rice DE Chris Ellis
NFL Rough Draft 4-18 RB Jonathan Stewart LB Jerod Mayo CB Tracy Porter
Football.com 4-18 RB Rashard Mendenhall - No Pick - No Pick
Draft Tek 4-18 RB Rashard Mendenhall LB Curtis Lofton DE Darrell Robertson
NFL Draft Blitz 4-18 DE Derrick Harvey DT Trevor Laws RB Jamaal Charles
Sports News Southwest 4-18 RB Rashard Mendenhall LB Xavier Adibi CB Dwight Lowery
Draft.com 4-18 RB Jonathan Stewart - No Pick - No Pick
Fantasy Tailgate 4-18 LB Jerod Mayo - No Pick - No Pick
The Phinsider 4-18 RB Rashard Mendenhall - No Pick - No Pick
NFL Mock Draft Aces 4-18 OT Chris Williams DT Marcus Harrison LB Beau Bell
Walter Football 4-18 DE Derrick Harvey LB Jerod Mayo RB Ray Rice
KC Chiefs Fanatic 4-18 DE Derrick Harvey RB Felix Jones DT Ahtyba Rubin
Draft Prospects 4-18 DE Derrick Harvey RB Chris Johnson LB Philip Wheeler
Draft King 4-18 DE Derrick Harvey - No Pick - No Pick
Draft Ace 4-17 RB Rashard Mendenhall OT Anthony Collins - No Pick
Draft Daddy 4-17 LB Keith Rivers LB Jerod Mayo - No Pick
Consensus Draft Services 4-17 RB Rashard Mendenhall LB Curtis Lofton LB Geno Hayes
AM 1430 The Buzz 4-16 OT Jeff Otah - No Pick - No Pick
SportsCity 4-16 DE Derrick Harvey - No Pick - No Pick
Chris Steuber (Scout.com) 4-16 RB Rashard Mendenhall LB Curtis Lofton - No Pick
NFL Draft Dog 4-16 LB Jerod Mayo - No Pick - No Pick
KFFL 4-16 RB Jonathan Stewart DT Pat Sims - No Pick
Saturdays2Sundays 4-15 LB Jerod Mayo DE Calais Campbell RB Kevin Smith
Draft Board Insider 4-15 RB Jonathan Stewart DT Dre Moore - No Pick
Pro Football Talk 4-15 DE Derrick Harvey - No Pick - No Pick
New Era Scouting 4-15 RB Rashard Mendenhall DE Calais Campbell - No Pick
Football's Future 4-14 RB Rashard Mendenhall DT Marcus Harrison - No Pick
War Room Report 4-14 RB Rashard Mendenhall DE Calais Campbell LB Tavares Gooden
TheFootballExpert (3) 4-14 DE Derrick Harvey RB Chris Johnson OT John Greco
Pro Football Critics 4-12 RB Rashard Mendenhall - No Pick - No Pick