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POD Community Mock: Who should the Detroit Lions take at 3?

What should the Lions do with Burrow and Simmons off the board?

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The Detroit Lions are on the clock in our Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft and interim general manager Kent Lee Platte is pacing in his basemen—er, I mean war room, trying to figure out what he should do.

The first two picks didn’t exactly go as planned. While the Cincinnati Bengals followed common belief and took LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. However, Washington threw a huge curveball into the draft. Given their current status—with a new head coach and no formal general manager—we should expect the unexpected, but commenter jjones164 threw conventionality to the wind with his selection of Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons.

So with only Burrown and Simmons off the board, what should Kent Lee Platte do with the Lions’ pick?

Trading down isn’t an option, so all of you hoping Detroit would move down and hopefully still pick up either Jeff Okudah or Chase Young, that ain’t happening.

Which brings us to the ultimate debate here: Which Ohio State player should the Lions take in this hypothetical situation? If you were to believe most draft analysts, Young may be the most talented player in this entire draft. Meanwhile, Okudah is far and away the best cornerback in this year’s draft, and he fills a more pressing need for Detroit after the trade of Darius Slay. Or is there a third player you’re hoping the Lions pick here? Perhaps you’re in the Tua Tagovailoa Fan Club?

Kent makes his pick at 9 a.m. ET, but right now it’s your turn to step to the podium. If the draft were to fall this way, who’s name are you running to the podium—or virtual podium—with?

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Who should the Lions take in our POD Community Mock Draft?

This poll is closed

  • 77%
    Chase Young
    (1406 votes)
  • 13%
    Jeff Okudah
    (247 votes)
  • 5%
    Tua Tagovailoa
    (101 votes)
  • 3%
    (60 votes)
1814 votes total Vote Now

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