Sometimes it’s easy to think a top five pick is hard to screw up. But you don’t have to look far into the past to a myriad of teams who have fallen victim to over-drafting or just plain missing with their top five draft picks.
The Lions have actually had pretty good success in the past, landing guys like Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh, and Ezekiel Ansah all inside the top five.
The trend has been to put Jeff Okudah or Chase Young to the Lions at number three, but that’s no guarantee. After all, no one saw the Oakland Raiders selecting Clelin Ferrell at number four overall last year.
It’s easy to focus on who you do like, but today, let’s discuss who don’t.
Which top NFL prospect are you hoping the Detroit Lions don’t pick third overall?
My answer: I wanted to go with Tua Tagovailoa, but eventually settled on Derrick Brown from Auburn. Unless you’re the next coming of Ndamukong Suh, I want nothing to do with a defensive tackle that high. Defensive tackle is certainly a need for the Lions this offseason, but adding one at number three is too rich for my blood.
What do you think?