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Thursday open thread: Who will be the Lions’ first-round pick?

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Give us your prediction for the Lions on Thursday night.

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We’ve discussed our favorite sleeper picks. We’ve shared who we think is being overhyped. We scoured every mock draft we could find.

But it’s finally, FINALLY draft day. The 2017 NFL Draft will begin Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET, and we’ll finally get some answers to the questions we have been asking for the past four months. Will the Detroit Lions improve their defense early in the draft? How far will some of these prospects fall with the rising number of off-the-field issues? What the hell are the Cleveland Browns going to do?

Wednesday we gave you a set of bold picks, but now it’s time to make one final prediction. Today’s Question of the Day is:

Who do you think the Detroit Lions will select with their first-round pick?

Note: This is who you think the Lions will pick, not who you want them to pick.

My answer: At first, I got the feeling Detroit’s top options at linebacker and defensive line would be gone by the time the Lions were on the clock. But it seems like several linebacker prospects have crept up from the top of the second round, especially as questions continue to surround Reuben Foster. It wouldn’t shock me to see T.J. Watt go much earlier than expected, and Jarrad Davis is one of the hottest names right now.

However, I’m going to go with Zach Cunningham. I don’t have much of a rationale for that pick other than the fact that he’s dropped off the face of the Earth after being one of the most popular picks to Detroit in early mock drafts. Also, I want to be different.

Your turn.

Poll

Who do you think the Lions will take in the first round?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    RB Christian McCaffrey
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    RB Dalvin Cook
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    RB Leonard Fournett
    (1 vote)
  • 6%
    WR Corey Davis
    (55 votes)
  • 0%
    WR Mike Williams
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    WR John Ross
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    TE David Njoku
    (23 votes)
  • 9%
    DE Taco Charlton
    (80 votes)
  • 1%
    DE Charles Harris
    (15 votes)
  • 1%
    DE Derek BArnett
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    DE Solomon Thomas
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    DE Takkarist McKinley
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    DT Malik McDowell
    (18 votes)
  • 9%
    LB Haason Reddick
    (76 votes)
  • 26%
    LB Jarrad Davis
    (211 votes)
  • 0%
    LB Zach Cunningham
    (7 votes)
  • 12%
    LB T.J. Watt
    (104 votes)
  • 7%
    LB Reuben Foster
    (59 votes)
  • 0%
    CB Gareon Conley
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    CB Teez Tabor
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    CB Adoree’ Jackson
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    S Obi Melifonwu
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    S Jabrill Peppers
    (20 votes)
  • 1%
    Other
    (10 votes)
  • 5%
    The Lions will trade out of the 1st round
    (45 votes)
808 votes total Vote Now