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NFL mock draft: Recapping the first round of the community mock

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Looking back on the first 32 selections in the Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft.

The first round of the Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft has come to a close. Before we continue on to the second round, let’s take a look back at the results. Here are the first 32 picks of the draft:

1 - Cleveland Browns – DE Myles Garrett
2 - San Francisco 49ers – CB Marshon Lattimore
3 - Chicago Bears – S Malik Hooker
4 - Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Solomon Thomas
5 - Tennessee Titans – S Jamal Adams
6 - New York Jets – LB Reuben Foster
7 - Los Angeles Chargers – DL Jonathan Allen
8 - Carolina Panthers – DE Derek Barnett
9 - Cincinnati Bengals – RB Leonard Fournette
10 - Buffalo Bills – WR Corey Davis
11 - New Orleans Saints – DE Taco Charlton
12 - Cleveland Browns – TE O.J. Howard
13 - Arizona Cardinals – CB Marlon Humphrey
14 - Philadelphia Eagles – RB Christian McCaffrey
15 - Indianapolis Colts – LB Haason Reddick
16 - Baltimore Ravens – OT Ryan Ramczyk
17 - Washington Redskins – CB Tre’Davious White
18 - Tennessee Titans – WR Mike Williams
19 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers – RB Dalvin Cook
20 - Denver Broncos – OT Garett Bolles
21 - Detroit Lions – CB Gareon Conley
22 - Miami Dolphins – OT Forrest Lamp
23 - New York Giants – LB Jarrad Davis
24 - Oakland Raiders – LB Zach Cunningham
25 - Houston Texans – QB Mitch Trubisky
26 - Seattle Seahawks – S Obi Melifonwu
27 - Kansas City Chiefs – RB Joe Mixon
28 - Dallas Cowboys – CB Kevin King
29 - Green Bay Packers – S Jabrill Peppers
30 - Pittsburgh Steelers – LB T.J. Watt
31 - Atlanta Falcons – S Budda Baker
32 - New Orleans Saints – TE Evan Engram

Defense-heavy draft

As pointed out numerous times during the draft, the first eight selections were all defense. That has literally never happened in the history of the draft. In 1991, the first six selections were defensive players, but that’s the closest it ever got. In total, 20 of the first 32 picks were on defense. While that seems odd, there may be a very good reason for this...

Lions fan favorites go early

Seeing as this is a mock draft created solely by Lions fans, it should come as no surprise that the prospects the Lions like went early in this draft. The two favorite options for Detroit—Haason Reddick and Taco Charlton—were both gone by pick 15. All popular offensive options were gone by pick 21, too. The top two wide receivers were gone, as were the top three running backs. That left Alex Reno in a tough spot.

Approval ratings

The average approval rating for the first round of the POD Community Mock was just 70 percent. Last year, the average was 72 percent.

The highest approval rating went to Boney for his slam dunk pick of Myles Garrett first overall. Second place went to Mort Neff for his selection of Corey Davis to the Bills at 10th overall and Tufflynx for selecting Zach Cunningham 24th overall to the Raiders.

The least popular pick was cram9030’s pick of Derek Barnett ninth overall to the Panthers.

Thanks to everyone for participating. The second round of the draft begins on Saturday.