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2013 NFL mock draft: Jordan Poyer to Lions in second round

In the second round of its latest 2013 NFL mock draft, Mocking The Draft has the Detroit Lions taking a cornerback.

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So far, most of our focus on 2013 NFL mock drafts has revolved around the Detroit Lions' first-round pick. This is no surprise considering they have the fifth overall selection, but it's important to remember that they also pick pretty early on in the second round. They have the 36th overall pick, meaning their second pick of the draft is scheduled to be only four picks after the end of the first round.

Mocking The Draft's latest 2013 NFL mock draft now has a second round. In it, the Lions are predicted to take Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer. Here's the reasoning:

The run on cornerbacks continues. Other than Chris Houston, the Lions didn't get much out of their cornerbacks a season ago. Poyer is the best corner available, so the Lions will have to decide whether or not he fits their scheme.

The first three picks of the second round in this mock are Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes, Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan and Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks. It would be bad news for the Lions if all three of those players were taken right before they went on the clock again, especially Banks. He is typically predicted to be a first-round pick, and at least right now, I'd be surprised if he made it to the 35th overall pick. It would be disappointing if he was drafted right before the Lions had a shot to take him in the second round.

Regardless of which player is selected, a first and second round combination of defensive end and cornerback seems very possible. Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner is the Lions' first-round pick in this particular mock draft, and I definitely could see the Lions trying to improve their defensive line and secondary in the first two rounds.

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