Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Draft Grade and Analysis
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2019 Detroit Lions Draft:
1-8: T.J. Hockenson, TE (Iowa)
2-43: Jahlani Tavai, LB (Hawaii)
3-81: Will Harris, S (Boston College)
4-117: Austin Bryant, DE (Clemson)
5-146: Amani Oruwariye, CB (Penn State)
6-184: Travis Fulgham, WR (Old Dominion)
6-186: Ty Johnson, RB (Maryland)
7-224: Isaac Nauta, TE (Georgia)
7-229: P.J. Johnson, DT (Arizona)
Draft Grade: Tough and Smart
The Lions had some offers to move back at 8, but Hockenson is just too rare of a talent to pass up. Along with Jesse James that was added in free agency, and Nauta that was picked in the 7th, the Lions might have made the biggest positional unit makeover in the league with their TE core.
Tavai was a player that was only “prized” by teams running the Patriots style versatile 3-4 that need a very specific type of linebacker. They didn’t wait for the Pats, Titans, or other team running this system to grab him. He will allow Davis to finally be able to use his skills to the fullest.
The theme for a second year was tough and smart, and they got that particularly in Bryant and Will Harris. Oruwariye was a steal in the 5th.
GM: Bob Quinn
Head Coach: Matt Patricia
Offensive Coordinator: Darrell Bevell
Defensive Coordinator: Paul Pasqualoni
Offensive Scheme: West Coast / Power Run
Defensive Scheme: 3-4
Detroit Lions, Last Year’s Draft:
1-20: Frank Ragnow, C (Arkansas)
2-43: Kerryon Johnson, RB (Auburn)
3-82: Tracey Walker, S (Louisiana-Lafayette)
4-114: Da’Shawn Hand, DE (Alabama)
5-153: Tyrell Crosby, T (Oregon)
7-237: Nick Bawden, FB (San Diego State)