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What do 2015 NFL mock drafts have the Detroit Lions doing in the first round and beyond? Our final mock draft database has the answer.

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It's time for our final 2015 NFL mock draft database. Below you can find 59 different mock drafts and what they are predicting the Detroit Lions to do in the first three rounds. Check it out:

Site Name Date Round 1 (Pick No. 23) Round 2 (Pick No. 54) Round 3 (Pick No. 88)
Pride Of Detroit Alex Reno 4/29 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida)

Pride Of Detroit Jerry Mallory 4/29 DT Danny Shelton (Washington) OG Laken Tomlinson (Duke) CB P.J. Williams (Florida State)
Pride Of Detroit Readers 4/29 OT T.J. Clemmings (Pittsburgh) RB Tevin Coleman (Indiana)
SB Nation Dan Kadar 4/30 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

SB Nation NFL bloggers 4/21 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida) CB Jalen Collins (LSU)
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 4/27 OT Andrus Peat (Stanford) RB Tevin Coleman (Indiana)
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 4/28 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin)

CBS Sports Rob Rang 4/29 DT Malcom Brown (Texas) RB Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska)
CBS Sports Will Brinson 4/22 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL)

CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 4/14 CB Byron Jones (Connecticut) DT Carl Davis (Iowa) WR Phillip Dorsett (Miami FL)
CBS Sports Jason La Canfora 4/29 DT Eddie Goldman (Florida State)

Detroit Free Press Dave Birkett 4/29 C Cameron Erving (Florida State)

DetroitLions.com Mike O'Hara 4/29 OT La'el Collins (LSU)

Draft Breakdown Jon Dove 4/29 OT La'el Collins (LSU) DT Gabe Wright (Auburn)
Draft Breakdown Luke Easterling 4/29 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

Draft King Lou Pickney 4/29 CB Kevin Johnson (Wake Forest)

Draft Season Matt Falk 4/29 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

Draft Season Nik Edlund 4/28 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL) DT Michael Bennett (Ohio State) CB Senquez Golson (Mississippi)
Draft Season Multiple people 4/27 OT Andrus Peat (Stanford) DT Grady Jarrett (Clemson)
Draft Tek Computer simulation 4/29 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) OG Ali Marpet (Hobart) C Reese Dismukes (Auburn)
ESPN Mel Kiper 4/17 OT La'el Collins (LSU) DT Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma) RB Duke Johnson (Miami FL)
ESPN Todd McShay 4/22 OT La'el Collins (LSU)

ESPN Mel Kiper & Todd McShay 4/23 DT Malcom Brown (Texas) CB Senquez Golson (Mississippi) RB Jeremy Langford (Michigan State)
ESPN NFL reporters 4/27 RB Todd Gurley (Georgia)

Football Fan Spot Steven Lourie 4/27 DT Eddie Goldman (Florida State) OG Laken Tomlinson (Duke) DE Mario Edwards Jr. (Florida State)
Football's Future Robert Davis 4/28 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bob McGinn 4/29 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

MLive Justin Rogers 4/29 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

NFL Draft Days Frank Williams 4/28 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

NFL Draft Days James Lee 4/28 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

NFL Draft Geek Brian Johannes 4/14 DT Arik Armstead (Oregon)

NFL Draft Geek Nolan Vasan 4/28 DT Malcom Brown (Texas) RB Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) OT Jeremiah Poutasi (Utah)
NFL Draft Geek Kyle Howe 4/29 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

NFL.com Brian Baldinger 4/24 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL)

NFL.com Bucky Brooks 4/23 DT Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma)

NFL.com Charles Davis 4/28 DT Eddie Goldman (Florida State)

NFL.com Charley Casserly 4/27 DT Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma)

NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 4/21 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida) DT Gabe Wright (Auburn)
NFL.com Lance Zierlein 4/22 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

NFL.com Lance Zierlein & Chad Reuter 4/24 DT Malcom Brown (Texas) CB Quinten Rollins (Miami OH) RB Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska)
NFL.com Mike Mayock 4/29 OT Andrus Peat (Stanford)

Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 4/23 DT Malcom Brown (Texas) OG Laken Tomlinson (Duke)
Pro Football Focus PFF Analysis Team 4/27 DT Grady Jarrett (Clemson) DT Michael Bennett (Ohio State)
Pro Football Talk Mike Florio 4/12 DT Danny Shelton (Washington)

Rotoworld Evan Silva 4/29 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

Rotoworld Josh Norris 4/25 DT Danny Shelton (Washington)

Sports Illustrated Chris Burke 4/14 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida) DT Michael Bennett (Ohio State)
Sports Illustrated Doug Farrar 4/22 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin)

Syracuse.com Matthew Fairburn 4/28 DT Malcom Brown (Texas)

The Big Lead Jason McIntyre 4/29 DE Shane Ray (Missouri)

The Detroit News Josh Katzenstein 4/28 DT Arik Armstead (Oregon)

The MMQB Peter King 4/28 C Cameron Erving (Florida State)

The MMQB Greg A. Bedard 4/28 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL)

USA Today Nate Davis 4/29 CB Kevin Johnson (Wake Forest)

Walter Football Charlie Campbell 4/29 OT D.J. Humphries (Florida) RB Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) DT Grady Jarrett (Clemson)
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 4/29 RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) DT Xavier Cooper (Washington State) OT Corey Robinson (South Carolina)
With the First Pick NFL bloggers 4/28 C Cameron Erving (Florida State)

With the First Pick Carl Cockerham 4/29 OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL) DT Michael Bennett (Ohio State)
Yahoo Sports Eric Edholm 4/16 DT Malcom Brown (Texas) OT Cedric Ogbuehi (Texas A&M)

Positions (first round)

  • Defensive tackle - 29
  • Offensive tackle - 18
  • Running back - 5
  • Center - 3
  • Cornerback - 3
  • Defensive end - 1

This has been a bizarre year for Lions mock drafts. Back in February, defensive tackle was the overwhelming favorite for the Lions with people anticipating the departure of Ndamukong Suh. Then the Lions did actually lose Suh, as well as Nick Fairley, and offensive tackle surprisingly jumped to the front of the pack. Actually, more people had the Lions taking a running back in the first round than a defensive tackle in our mock draft database from a few weeks ago.

Now, though, despite nothing really changing, defensive tackle is once again the overwhelming favorite. I'm not sure what has caused people to suddenly jump back on the defensive tackle bandwagon, but this is more in line with what we saw back in February.

Players (first round)

  • DT Malcom Brown (Texas) - 18
  • OT D.J. Humphries (Florida) - 5
  • OT Ereck Flowers (Miami FL) - 5
  • RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) - 4
  • OT La'el Collins (LSU) - 4
  • OT Andrus Peat (Stanford) - 3
  • C Cameron Erving (Florida State) - 3
  • DT Danny Shelton (Washington) - 3
  • DT Eddie Goldman (Florida State) - 3
  • DT Arik Armstead (Oregon) - 2
  • DT Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma) - 2
  • CB Kevin Johnson (Wake Forest) - 2
  • RB Todd Gurley (Georgia) - 1
  • OT T.J. Clemmings (Pittsburgh) - 1
  • DE Shane Ray (Missouri) - 1
  • DT Grady Jarrett (Clemson) - 1
  • CB Byron Jones (Connecticut) - 1

This isn't a huge surprise with defensive tackle back on top, but Malcom Brown is the clear favorite for the No. 23 overall pick. Once again, this is in line with what we saw back in February. A few weeks ago, Melvin Gordon shockingly jumped to the top of the list, but most people are now once again expecting the Lions to take Brown with their first-round pick.