Detroit Lions 2018 NFL Draft

Detroit Lions 2018 NFL Draft

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Detroit Lions 2018 mock drafts, last year draft recap, Detroit Lions draft needs, 2018 draft trades.

GM: Bob Quinn

Head Coach: Jim Caldwell

Offensive Coordinator: Jim Bob Cooter

Defensive Coordinator: Teryl Austin

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Drafts

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Detroit Lions Previous Draft

1/21 Jarrad Davis ILB FLORIDA
2/53 Teez Tabor CB FLORIDA
3/96 Kenny Golladay WR NORTHERN ILLINOIS
4/124 Jalen Reeves-Maybin OLB TENNESSEE
4/127 Michael Roberts TE TOLEDO
5/165 Jamal Agnew CB SAN DIEGO
6/205 Jeremiah Ledbetter DE ARKANSAS
6/215 Brad Kaaya QB MIAMI
7/250 Pat O’Connor DE EASTERN MICHIGAN

Post Draft Thoughts:

“The Lions had a terrible time last year with opposing tight ends and quarterbacks.  This was primarily due to a linebacker core that got 0 (ZERO!) interceptions and 0 sacks. Add to that a lingering issue with Ansah that kept him out of a lot of games all year and they had a soft zone where opposing QBs feasted.  They desperately needed a linebacker that could not only come in and cover, blitz, and stop the run, but also could become the leader of the defense.  Davis is a perfect fit for that job description, and the addition of Reeves-Maybin in the 4th should help eliminate that soft zone. The talk of Tabor running a slow 40 is overblown, as he won’t be following receivers down the field, and Agnew will push for time in the slot. Roberts was near the top of touchdown receptions in college, and has the biggest hands in the draft. The Lions want to run out of 12 personnel and look for Roberts to work the inside, allowing Ebron to move outside much more.”

2018 NFL Draft

The Lions have been making some very good moves under GM Bob Quinn, but it has been quite evident that he took over a roster that needed improvements at most position groups. The loss of Taylor Decker was a prime example of this lack of depth, as they were forced to trade for Greg Robinson as a stop gap solution. Overall, Quinn has greatly improved the roster, but more good drafts and free agency moves are needed.

The linebacker core for the Lions was perhaps the worst in the league last year, but it seems they hit on two draft picks last year, and Whitehead is flourishing again back in his natural position. Where the Lions truly lack talent and depth is along the defensive line. Ansah and Robinson are young stars, but they sorely need more talent on their D-line.

The Lions have to see what their run game can be when Decker gets back, but either the blocking scheme or the play calling is not allowing for any holes whatsoever in the run game. Abdullah is a talented back, but a true power back could add a dynamic to the Lions’ offense that hasn’t been seen in decades.

After next year Glasgow could move over to center, creating a need at right guard. Swanson is a smart center, but gets overpowered too often.

Detroit Lions 2018 NFL Draft Needs

DT, DE, RB, OG

 

2018 NFL Draft Trades for the Detroit Lions

Round 1
Houston to Cleveland
Kansas City to Buffalo

Round 2
Houston to Cleveland
Los Angeles Rams to Buffalo
New Orleans to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Cleveland
San Francisco to New England
Seattle to New York Jets

Round 3
Buffalo to Carolina
Chicago to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Buffalo
Seattle to Houston

Round 4
Arizona to Chicago
Carolina to Cleveland
Minnesota to Philadelphia to Miami
Minnesota to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to Miami
Pittsburgh to San Francisco
San Francisco to Denver

Round 5
Atlanta to Denver
Dallas to New York Jets
Houston to Seattle
Kansas City to Cleveland
Miami to New Orleans
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to San Francisco
Oakland to Seattle
San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Seattle to Philadelphia

Round 6
Buffalo to Los Angeles Rams
Detroit to Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh to Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Seattle to Oakland

Round 7
Kansas City to San Francisco
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Buffalo to Carolina
Minnesota to Seattle
New England to Cincinnati
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to Seattle
Philadelphia to Seattle
Seattle to New York Jets
Seattle to New England
Tampa Bay to Miami

Conditional / Yet to be Have Details Released
Arizona to Kansas City
Arizona to New Orleans
Baltimore to Arizona
Baltimore to Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo to Green Bay
Cincinnati to Jacksonville
Jacksonville to Miami
New England to Philadelphia
New York Giants to Pittsburgh


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