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Friday open thread: Which Day 3 pick will have the biggest impact in 2020?

The 2020 Lions draft class will have opportunities to contribute right away.

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The Detroit Lions had a great draft by most accounts, snagging excellent players while both finding value and filling positions of need. Each of the first four picks should slide right into the starting lineup and contribute right away. However, the team’s Day 3 haul is nothing to scoff at either:

  • Round 4 - Logan Stenberg
  • Round 5 - Quintez Cephus
  • Round 5 - Jason Huntley
  • Round 6 - John Penisini
  • Round 7 - Jashon Cornell

Later round picks are inherently lottery tickets, but there are countless examples across the league of solid players taken on Day 3, and many go on to be even more than that. The Lions can use help all over the roster, so these five players should be given plenty of opportunities to prove their worth.

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Which Day 3 pick will have the biggest impact in 2020?

My answer: I expect both Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley to make the active roster more often than not this season, helping fill specific roles in the offense. Cephus will have a good shot at earning a role with his great ability in the slot, and while Huntley has some competition in the backfield, there is a reason the front office drafted him in the fifth round.

My pick, though, is Logan Stenberg, an aggressive blocker who should quickly endear himself to the coaching staff. Guard has been an interesting position under this regime, and it seems like there have been few solid options in Detroit. Stenberg will be given the chance to prove that he can become an anchor at the position and grab onto one of the available starting jobs by the end of the year.


Who will have the biggest 2020 impact?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Logan Stenberg
    (578 votes)
  • 21%
    Quintez Cephus
    (251 votes)
  • 18%
    Jason Huntley
    (217 votes)
  • 8%
    John Penisini
    (98 votes)
  • 1%
    Jashon Cornell
    (20 votes)
1164 votes total Vote Now

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