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Open thread: Which 2019 sixth or seventh round pick is most likely to make the team?

Which late-round pick has the best route to the 53?

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The Detroit Lions had four picks in the final two rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. They decided to add more depth to their offensive skill positions with three of those four picks, with the other pick targeting a nose tackle. Their first pick in the sixth round was wide receiver, Travis Fulgham.

Fulgham adds nice depth to the Lions’ receiving corps and could immediately thrive in red zone situations if added to the roster. Their second sixth-round pick, Ty Johnson, has a chance to make the team as one of their backup running backs, but also has the opportunity to win a job as their kick return specialist.

In the seventh round, the Lions added tight end Isaac Nauta and nose tackle PJ Johnson. Nauta will compete for one of the final TE spots, which may be difficult for him as virtually every tight end is reportedly having a strong showing during offseason workouts. Johnson’s path to the starting roster is pretty clear. He was brought in as a nose tackle and will likely backup and/or be the successor of Snacks Harrison. Johnson showed that he could line up all over the line in college, but it remains to be seen if that’s what the Lions would do with him and whether he’s worthy of a spot on the final roster.

Which 2019 sixth or seventh round draft pick has the best shot at making the final roster?

My answer: It’s certainly possible that at least a couple of these guys make the final roster, but if I have to choose who is the closest to a sure thing, then I’d have to go with Travis Fulgham here. The Lions don’t have much depth behind their starting wide receivers and I believe Fulgham has the easiest road. Also, If Ty Johnson makes the roster, I think he’d have to provide some real value as a backup running back because I don’t think being a kick return specialist only adds enough value to warrant a roster spot.


Which 6th or 7th round pick has the best chance at making the roster?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Travis Fulgham
    (861 votes)
  • 33%
    Ty Johnson
    (960 votes)
  • 20%
    Isaac Nauta
    (578 votes)
  • 15%
    PJ Johnson
    (453 votes)
2852 votes total Vote Now