With the 33rd pick in the Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Georgia wide receiver George Pickens. That means the Detroit Lions—and our own Erik Schlitt—is back on the clock.
As a reminder, Schlitt took Georgia edge defender Travon Walker with the second overall pick, and he selected Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean with Pick 32. He’s managed to get two defensive starters from Georgia right off the bat. Now where should he turn his attention to?
Here’s a look at the first 33 picks in the draft to see who is available.
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
- Detroit Lions: Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
- Houston Texans: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
- New York Jets: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
- New York Giants: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
- Carolina Panthers: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
- New York Giants: Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
- Atlanta Falcons: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
- Seattle Seahawks: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
- New York Jets: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
- Washington Commanders: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
- Minnesota Vikings: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
- Houston Texans: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
- Baltimore Ravens: Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
- Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
- Philadelphia Eagles: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
- Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
- New Orleans Saints: Drake London, WR, USC
- Philadelphia Eagles: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
- New England Patriots: Zion Johnson, iOL, Boston College
- Green Bay Packers: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
- Arizona Cardinals: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
- Dallas Cowboys: Kenyon Green, iOL, Texas A&M
- Buffalo Bills: Andrew Booth, CB, Clemson
- Tennessee Titans: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
- Green Bay Packers: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
- Kansas City Chiefs: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
- Kansas City Chiefs: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
- Bengals: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
- Lions: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
- Jaguars: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
Here’s a look at some of the best options still on the table for Detroit.
S Lewis Cine, Georgia
It would be a little odd to grab three straight Georgia defenders to start the draft, but there would be no better college defense to pluck players from. Cine not only fits one of Detroit’s bigger needs, but he’s a perfect fit for what the Lions are trying to do.
S Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
If Erik isn’t feeling Cine, Brisker is the next best safety available. Though he’s more of a strong safety capable of being a physical defender against the run, his athletic traits should translate well to deep coverage, as well.
QB Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
Since Erik passed on Ridder at 32—forfeiting Detroit’s chance at a fifth-year option on a quarterback—he seems unlikely to be the pick here. Still, with many believing Ridder could have tremendous upside, this is a pretty good value pick for the Lions.
WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State
One top receiver option just came off the board to the WR-hungry Jaguars with George Pickens. That means the top seven receivers are already off the board just one pick into the second round. Dotson isn’t the X receiver the Lions are rumored to be looking for, but his crisp route-running and speed to be a dynamic duo with Amon-Ra St. Brown
WR Alec Pierce, Cincinnati
Pierce is a little unpolished, but at 6-foot-3 with blazing 4.33 speed, his ceiling is incredibly high. Pick 34 could be a little early for Pierce, but in my personal opinion, I think his size and speed will have him being selected before some of the third-round projections on him.
DT Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
Another defender from Georgia, the Lions could go back-to-back years on a second-round defensive tackle. Many consider Wyatt to be a top-20 talent in this class, so the value is there. And adding interior pass rush is an underrated need for the Lions. But would Wyatt be redundant if Levi Onwuzurike takes a Year 2 jump?
Who should the Lions take at Pick 34 in our Community Mock Draft?
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