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Breaking down 3 mock draft possibilities for the Detroit Lions

What could happen if the Lions traded out of the top 10?

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While Matthew Stafford madness continues for the umpteenth consecutive offseason, we here at Pride of Detroit are moving on to other things that carry limited value: MOCK DRAFTS!

Mock drafts have become fairly boring as of recently, as the Jeff Okudah hype has reached peak levels. Everyone is slotting him to Detroit—whether it’s at three or at five—and while it makes complete logical sense (unlike Stafford nonsense), it’s gotten a bit dry.

So this week on our First Byte PODcast, we decided to create three different mock draft scenarios for the Detroit Lions. In the first, we stayed put with the third overall pick. In the second, we traded back with the Dolphins to see what we could get. In the final scenario, we traded all the way out of the top 10 in the draft. And for all three mock drafts—which were conducted using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine—we went three rounds deep to really see how the trade downs affected the rest of the draft.

How did it all work out? Which mocks produced the best results? You’re going to have to listen to find out.