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2014 NFL mock draft database: Lions picks as of Feb. 20

Prior to the combine, what are 2014 NFL mock drafts predicting the Detroit Lions to do? Our mock draft database has the answer.

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With the NFL Combine taking place this week, it's time for another edition of our 2014 NFL mock draft database for the Detroit Lions. This edition is up to nearly 40 mock drafts (you can see our first edition here), all of which were put together before the start of the NFL Combine. It will be interesting to see how things change in the next couple weeks after the combine is held, but first, here's a pre-combine look at what mock drafts are predicting the Lions to do:

Site Name Date Round 1 (Pick No. 10) Round 2 (Pick No. 45) Round 3 (Pick No. 76)
SB Nation Dan Kadar 2/3 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) CB Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech) C Travis Swanson (Arkansas)
SB Nation Matthew Fairburn 2/10 TE Eric Ebron (North Carolina)
SB Nation Multiple people 2/17 CB Bradley Roby (Ohio State) WR Allen Robinson (Penn State)
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 2/11 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
CBS Sports Pat Kirwan 2/19 WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson)
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 2/19 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
CBS Sports Rob Rang 2/11 LB C.J. Mosley (Alabama)
Detroit Lions Draft Darren Page 2/10 LB Khalil Mack (Buffalo) WR Allen Robinson (Penn State)
Detroit Lions Draft Jeff Risdon
2/4 LB Khalil Mack (Buffalo) WR Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (Nebraska)
Draft Breakdown Jon Dove 1/24 WR Marqise Lee (USC) S Lamarcus Joyner (Florida State)
Draft Breakdown Matthew Mochal 1/27 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State) WR Brandon Coleman (Rutgers)
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 1/17 LB Khalil Mack (Buffalo)
Draft King Lou Pickney 2/12 OT Greg Robinson (Auburn)
Draft Season Matt Falk 2/10 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M)
Draft Season Nik Edlund 2/3 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Draft Season Will Lomas 2/12 WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson)
Draft Season Multiple people
2/7 WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson) CB Marcus Roberson (Florida)
Draft Tek Multiple people 2/19 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) S Ed Reynolds (Stanford) LB Christian Jones (Florida State)
ESPN Mel Kiper 2/6 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
ESPN Todd McShay 2/6 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M)
FFToolbox Matt De Lima 2/12 LB C.J. Mosley (Alabama)
FFToolbox Rob Warner 2/12 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Football Fan Spot Steven Lourie 2/4 WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson)
Football's Future Robert Davis 2/6 WR Marqise Lee (USC)
NE Patriots Draft Marc Sluis
1/6 LB C.J. Mosley (Alabama) WR Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) C Tyler Larsen (Utah State) Bucky Brooks 1/15 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) Charles Davis
2/10 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) Daniel Jeremiah 2/11 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) Matt Smith
1/19 CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 2/3 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
Rotoworld Josh Norris
2/17 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
Sports Illustrated Chris Burke 1/9 WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson)
Sports Illustrated Don Banks
2/19 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
Sports Illustrated Doug Farrar 2/6 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
The Big Lead Jason McIntyre 12/20 CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 2/17 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) WR Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) C Weston Richburg (Colorado State)
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 2/19 WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) S Lamarcus Joyner (Florida State) DE Jackson Jeffcoat (Texas)

Positions (first round)

  • Cornerback - 14
  • Wide receiver - 13
  • Linebacker - 6
  • Safety - 2
  • Tight end - 1
  • Offensive tackle - 1

Cornerback and wide receiver are still the top positions for the Lions in mock drafts. Cornerback actually took a slim lead this time around, and safety and tight end both made the list for the first time. There was no change at linebacker with six mocks again projecting the Lions to go that route, and we're now down to only one offensive tackle.

Players (first round)

  • CB Justin Gilbert - 7
  • WR Mike Evans - 6
  • CB Darqueze Dennard - 6
  • WR Sammy Watkins - 5
  • LB C.J. Mosley - 3
  • LB Khalil Mack - 3
  • WR Marqise Lee - 2
  • S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - 2
  • TE Eric Ebron - 1
  • OT Greg Robinson - 1
  • CB Bradley Roby - 1

Justin Gilbert, Mike Evans and Darqueze Dennard remain the favorites for the Lions right now. There are some new names like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Eric Ebron, but it's clear that heading into the combine, most draft analysts expect the Lions to go with a cornerback or a wide receiver.

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