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Notes: Lions select a receiver in 2020 re-draft

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Hindsight is 2020 but what would the Detroit Lions have done differently in the 2020 NFL Draft if they could?

With this year’s draft just a few weeks away, Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon suggests who each team would have selected — knowing what they know today.

For example, he suggests the Washington Football Team would pick Justin Herbert over Chase Young, now knowing that the Dwayne Haskins experiment didn’t quite pan out.

Gagnon believes the Lions would pick receiver Justin Jefferson. It’s not that cornerback Jeff Okudah is a bust, he says, but his production wasn’t strong enough to merit a re-draft and the Lions also lost Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr.

“As a 21-year-old rookie, the LSU product ranked third among wide receivers with 1,400 yards in a seven-touchdown campaign in which (Jefferson) was the only player in the NFL to average more than 11.0 yards per target on more than 75 targets,” he writes.

Jefferson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings 22nd overall. That the Lions would be snagging him an NFC North rival just makes it all the sweeter.

See where Okudah falls in the re-draft here.

And onto the rest of your notes.

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