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Thursday open thread: Who should the Detroit Lions draft in the first round?

It’s time to make your final decision. Who should the Lions take in the first?

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Happy Draft Day! The near five-month wait is finally coming to an end, as the Detroit Lions’ 2019 draft will finally come to fruition over the next three days.

Will the Lions get a couple more defensive pieces to appease head coach Matt Patricia? Or Will Detroit continue their transformation of their offense, adding another skill position player or two?

There hasn’t been much of any consensus for what the Lions will do. NFL insiders seem baffled by any of the Lions’ interest—other than the fact that they want get the heck out of the eighth overall pick. Similarly, every individual Lions fan seems to have their own opinion of what the team should do.

So today, let’s settle it. You cool with the Lions grabbing a tight end or offensive lineman? If you’d rather Detroit go defense, who’s your favorite prospect at eight?

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Who do you want the Lions to draft in the first round?

My answer: You don’t get my answer... yet.

All morning, Pride of Detroit will be releasing a set of articles where our staff members pound the table for six different first-round options. And even later today, we’ll have a Roundtable mock draft, in which each staff member makes one of the Lions’ nine picks.

For now, though, it’s your turn. Spout off in the comments about your desired pick, and be sure to vote in the poll below.

(Sorry, Josh Allen fans, I’m assuming he’s not going to be there, and I don’t want him to steal all the votes.)


Who do you want the Lions to draft in the first round?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    OL Jonah Williams
    (90 votes)
  • 17%
    TE T.J. Hockenson
    (244 votes)
  • 0%
    TE Noah Fant
    (3 votes)
  • 9%
    EDGE Montez Sweat
    (126 votes)
  • 11%
    EDGE Brian Burns
    (161 votes)
  • 0%
    EDGE Rashan Gary
    (12 votes)
  • 16%
    DT Ed Oliver
    (227 votes)
  • 0%
    DT Christian Wilkins
    (11 votes)
  • 22%
    LB Devin White
    (313 votes)
  • 7%
    LB Devin Bush
    (107 votes)
  • 3%
    CB Greedy Williams
    (42 votes)
  • 4%
    (62 votes)
1398 votes total Vote Now

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