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Friday open thread: What positions should Lions target on Day 2 of NFL Draft?

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With the Lions’ biggest need gone, what should they do now?

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Day 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books, and the Detroit Lions knocked off their biggest team need with their first-round selection of Jarrad Davis. Rarely does a team need line up with available talent, but in this case, it appears the Lions were fortunate.

Now the focus turns to Day 2, where the Lions currently have two remaining picks:

  • Round 2, Pick 21 (53 overall)
  • Round 3, Pick 21 (85 overall)

Could this be the day that we finally see a Bob Quinn draft day trade? Will the Lions end up picking a skill player on offense?

There are a lot of ways to go for Detroit on Friday, and obviously it’s very hard to predict what Detroit will do. We don’t know how the board will fall, and we don’t even know if the Lions will be making their selections at their currently designated position. But we still have a general idea of what the Lions need to do in the remaining two days of the draft, so today’s Question of the Day is:

What positions should the Lions target on Day 2 of the NFL Draft?

My answer: Wide receiver and defensive lineman. After a quick run on wide receivers in Day 1 of the draft, Detroit was left with no real options of value with their first overall pick. That should change on Friday, as there are plenty of receivers of value that could go in the second and third rounds, including Penn State’s Chris Godwin, Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp or USC’s JuJu Smith-Schuster.

As for a defensive lineman, this is where the Lions can utilize the draft’s vast depth at edge rushers. Derek Rivers is a decent option towards the end of the second round or the Lions could take a chance on the small school, athletic freak Tanoh Kpassagnon.

Your turn.