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2015 NFL mock draft database: Lions picks as of April 10

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What are 2015 NFL mock drafts predicting the Detroit Lions to do? Our mock draft database has the answer.

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

It's been a couple of months since we last updated our 2015 NFL mock draft database for the Detroit Lions. Since then, a lot has happened: the NFL Combine, free agency, pro days, pre-draft visits and so on. How have those events affected the Lions' picks in mock drafts? Let's take a look:

Site Name Date Round 1 (Pick No. 23) Round 2 (Pick No. 54) Round 3 (Pick No. 88)
Pride Of Detroit Alex Reno 3/25 C Cameron Erving (Florida State)

SB Nation Dan Kadar 4/6 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

SB Nation NFL bloggers 4/13 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida)

CBS Sports Dane Brugler 4/6 OT Andrus Peat (Stanford)

CBS Sports Pete Prisco 3/31 CB Jalen Collins (LSU)

CBS Sports Rob Rang 4/5 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL)

CBS Sports Will Brinson 4/3 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL)

Detroit Free Press Dave Birkett 3/20 OT Andrus Peat (Stanford)

Draft Breakdown Jon Dove 3/13 DT Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma)

Draft King Lou Pickney 4/7 RB Todd Gurley (Georgia)

Draft Season Matt Falk 4/9 DT Malcom Brown (Texas) CB Alex Carter (Stanford)
Draft Season Nik Edlund 3/30 DT Eddie Goldman (Florida State) CB P.J. Williams (Florida State) OT Tyrus Thompson (Oklahoma)
Draft Season Multiple people 4/6 OT Andrus Peat (Stanford) DT Carl Davis (Iowa)
Draft Tek Computer simulation 4/8 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) DT Michael Bennett (Ohio State) S Anthony Harris (Virginia)
ESPN Mel Kiper 4/9 OT La'el Collins (LSU)

ESPN Todd McShay 3/30 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

Football Fan Spot Steven Lourie 4/5 OT T.J. Clemmings (Pittsburgh) DT Michael Bennett (Ohio State)
Football's Future Robert Davis 3/31 OT Andrus Peat (Stanford)

NFL Draft Days Frank Williams 4/9 DE Arik Armstead (Oregon)

NFL Draft Days James Lee 4/8 DE Arik Armstead (Oregon)

NFL Draft Geek Brian Johannes 3/31 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL)

NFL Draft Geek Nolan Vasan 4/9 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) CB Josh Shaw (USC) DT Grady Jarrett (Clemson)
NFL.com Brian Baldinger 4/6 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL)

NFL.com Bucky Brooks 3/30 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida)

NFL.com Charles Davis 3/25 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida)

NFL.com Charley Casserly 3/15 DT Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma)

NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 3/18 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida)

NFL.com Lance Zierlein 4/8 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 3/25 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) CB Byron Jones (Connecticut)
RealGM Jeff Risdon 3/17 CB Jalen Collins (LSU) DT Xavier Cooper (Washington State) OG Tre' Jackson (Florida State)
RotoWire Mario Puig 4/2 OT T.J. Clemmings (Pittsburgh) DT Eddie Goldman (Florida State)
Rotoworld Josh Norris 4/6 C Cameron Erving (Florida State) DT Xavier Cooper (Washington State) CB Josh Shaw (USC)
Sports Illustrated Chris Burke 3/13 OT Andrus Peat (Stanford)

Sports Illustrated Doug Farrar 3/18 RB Todd Gurley (Georgia)

Syracuse.com Matthew Fairburn 4/9 RB Todd Gurley (Georgia)

The Big Lead Jason McIntyre 4/2 DE Arik Armstead (Oregon)

The Detroit News Josh Katzenstein 4/7 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida)

The MMQB Peter King 4/1 C Cameron Erving (Florida State)

USA Today Nate Davis 3/21 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin)

Walter Football Charlie Campbell 4/6 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) OG Laken Tomlinson (Duke) DT Grady Jarrett (Clemson)
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 4/8 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) DT Mario Edwards Jr. (Florida State) OT Corey Robinson (South Carolina)

Positions (first round)

  • Offensive tackle - 17
  • Running back - 9
  • Defensive tackle - 7
  • Center - 3
  • Defensive end - 3
  • Cornerback - 2

Despite losing both Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley in free agency, defensive tackle is no longer the most popular position for the Lions in mock drafts. Last time around, 21 mocks had the Lions taking a DT in the first round, but that number is now down to seven.

Jumping to the front of the pack is offensive tackle, which saw an increase from five to 17 mock drafts this time around. Running back also went up quite a bit after being the Lions' pick in only four mock drafts last time.

Players (first round)

  • RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) - 6
  • OT Andrus Peat (Stanford) - 5
  • OT D.J. Humphries (Florida) - 5
  • OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL) - 4
  • DT Malcom Brown (Texas) - 4
  • RB Todd Gurley (Georgia) - 3
  • C Cameron Erving (Florida State) - 3
  • DE Arik Armstead (Oregon) - 3
  • OT T.J. Clemmings (Pittsburgh) - 2
  • DT Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma) - 2
  • CB Jalen Collins (LSU) - 2
  • OT La'el Collins (LSU) - 1
  • DT Eddie Goldman (Florida State) - 1

Malcom Brown and Eddie Goldman were the clear-cut favorites in our last database, but now Melvin Gordon of all people has jumped to the front of the pack. There's been a lot of talk about Todd Gurley being the Lions' first-round pick, and plenty of offensive tackles are represented above, but Gordon leads the way by appearing as the Lions' pick in six different mock drafts.