One underrated aspect of the draft that may affect how teams make their selection is depth of talent. If the Detroit Lions want to pick up a pass rusher, they have to take into account the likelihood of a talented prospect being there the next time they’re on the clock. Wait too long, and you could be left without any viable options for the team this year.
Which brings us to this year. The Lions will have to consider positional depth in this year’s draft, especially when it comes to Day 2. Their second-round pick is at 43 overall, but their third-round pick is at 88. When making that second-round choice, Detroit is going to have to consider how likely it is that a good playmaker at a position of need will be there at 88 (unless the Lions use their late draft capital to move up).
So today’s Question of the Day is:
What is the deepest position of talent in the 2019 NFL Draft?
My answer: This may come as a surprise, but I think it may be at wide receiver.
Though there aren’t a ton of top-tier talents—in fact, some believe only one or two receivers will be taken in the entire first round—the middle of this draft is filled with a ton of promising players that can fill specific roles for teams this year.
The Lions could likely grab themselves a starter—or someone who will compete for a starting job—anywhere from Round 2 to Round 4. Talented prospect like Deebo Samuel, Andy Isabella, Miles Boykins and Hakeem Butler among other should all be there on Day 2, giving plenty of teams the opportunity to add a playmaker.