Last month, I put together five different mock draft scenarios for the Detroit Lions that focused on the first three rounds. Now, with the entire 2015 NFL Draft order set, let's turn our attention to a seven-round mock draft for the Lions. Using First-Pick.com, I made the following selections for the Lions:
Round 1 - Pick No. 23 (23): OT Andrus Peat (Stanford)
If a top offensive tackle falls to the 23rd overall pick, it will be tough for the Lions to pass on him. In this case, it was really a no-brainer to take Peat, as he should at the very least be able to immediately step in as a starter at right tackle.
Round 2 - Pick No. 22 (54): DT Michael Bennett (Ohio State)
The Lions may have added Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker, but there's still a pretty big need for extra depth at defensive tackle. Adding Bennett in the second round would represent good value, and he could be a player who develops into a starter over the course of his rookie season.
Round 3 - Pick No. 24 (88): RB Tevin Coleman (Indiana)
I'd be a bit surprised if Coleman lasts this long in real life, but he would definitely give the Lions a home-run threat out of the backfield. Adding him to a position that already features Joique Bell and Theo Riddick would give the Lions an outstanding trio of running backs.
Round 6 - Pick No. 24 (200): WR Titus Davis (Central Michigan)
After waiting and waiting and waiting for the Lions' next pick, I decided to keep it local with a wide receiver from Central Michigan. The Lions could use an upgrade at the No. 3 spot, and Davis is coming off a season where he had 13 receiving touchdowns. He actually had eight receiving touchdowns in each of his first three seasons at CMU, so he was incredibly consistent in college.
Round 7 - Pick No. 14 (231): CB Cam Thomas (Western Kentucky)
I was hoping to add a cornerback much earlier in the draft, but it simply didn't work out that way. As a result, I opted to take Thomas in the seventh round. At 6-foot-1, he's got good size and length, and perhaps he could even wind up at safety if things don't work out at cornerback. In any case, the Lions need someone young to develop at this position, and Thomas seems like a decent option this late in the draft.
Round 7 - Pick No. 23 (240): OG Jon Feliciano (Miami FL)
According to CBS Sports, Feliciano started 39 games at left guard at Miami (FL) and another five at right tackle. He also even made two starts at left tackle. This late in the draft, that kind of versatility is a nice attribute when you're looking at offensive linemen, especially given the Lions' need for extra depth. Feliciano could step in as a backup for multiple spots on the O-line, and perhaps he could even develop into a starter down the road.