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2021 NFL mock draft: Who should the Detroit Lions select in the third round?

A look at who went from Pick 42 to Pick 71 and who is still available for the Lions’ first third-round pick.

When we last left the Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, esteemed Detroit Lions interim general manager Erik Schlitt had made the semi-popular pick of Landon Dickerson with the 41st pick in the draft.

In a normal year, that would basically be the end of the mock draft. We’d throw the rest of the picks in one post, and then turn our attention to the real draft ahead. But because this year’s crew of commenters did an amazingly fast job of submitting their picks, we’re going to dip into the third round to see what Erik would do in the third round.

But before we jump into Erik’s options, let’s take a look at the 30 picks that happened between his 41st overall pick, and the Lions’ first third-round pick.

Note: To see all of the mock draft results thus far, check out our 2021 Pride of Detroit Community Mock tracker, which also has grades for each first round pick.

42. Giants — OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
43. 49ers — CB Ifeatu Melifonwu, Syracuse
44. Cowboys — LB Jamin Davis, Kentucky
45. Jaguars — EDGE Joseph Ossai, Texas
46. Patriots — LB Jabril Cox, LSU
47. Chargers — CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia
48. Raiders — OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
49. Cardinals — RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
50. Dolphins — RB Javonte Williams, North Carolina
51. Football Team — WR Kadarius Toney, Florida
52. Bears — CB Elijah Molden, Washington
53. Titans — EDGE Joe Tryon, Washington
54. Colts — LB Baron Browning, Ohio State
55. Steelers — C Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
56. Seahawks — CB Eric Stokes, Georgia
57. Rams - iOL Wyatt Davis, Ohio State
58. Ravens — EDGE Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma
59. Browns — LB Nick Bolton, Missouri
60. Saints — S Jevon Holland, Oregon
61. Bills — TE Brevin Jordan, Miami (FL)
62. Packers — LB Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
63. Chiefs — WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
64. Bucs — EDGE Payton Turner, Houston

Round 3

65. Jaguars — LB Dylan Moses, Alabama
66. Jets — DT Levi Onwuzurike, Washington
67. Texans — QB Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
68. Falcons — S Andre Cisco, Syracuse
69. Bengals — EDGE Rashad Weaver, Pitt
70. Eagles — DT Daviyon Nixon, Iowa
71. Broncos — QB Jamie Newman, Georgia

With all of these picks now revealed, it’s time to ponder what the Lions should do at 72. Remember, here are Erik’s picks thus far:

Pick 7: LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase
Pick 41: Alabama IOL Landon Dickerson

Time to vote. Should the Lions finally get to the defensive side of the ball? Is there an offensive talent too good to pass over? Who would you choose at 72?

Erik’s pick will be released on Tuesday morning, but let’s see your pick now.

Poll

Who should be the Lions’ pick at 72?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    WR Dyami Brown
    (166 votes)
  • 3%
    WR Amari Rodgers
    (56 votes)
  • 3%
    WR Amon-Ra St. Brown
    (61 votes)
  • 8%
    EDGE Dayo Odeyingbo
    (137 votes)
  • 3%
    DL Marlon Tuipulotu
    (54 votes)
  • 4%
    DL Milton Williams
    (77 votes)
  • 4%
    DL Jay Tufele
    (76 votes)
  • 12%
    LB Pete Werner
    (208 votes)
  • 3%
    CB Kelvin Joseph
    (61 votes)
  • 2%
    CB Aaron Robinson
    (36 votes)
  • 33%
    S Jamar Johnson
    (550 votes)
  • 4%
    S Ar’Darius Washington
    (75 votes)
  • 4%
    Other
    (66 votes)
1623 votes total Vote Now