By this point, you have probably seen enough 2021 NFL mock drafts to make you consider shutting down your computer until the draft actually is over and done with.
Believe me, having the job that I do, I have seen thousands of mocks by this point and I too am feeling the same way as you are!
But the recent mock draft put out by Josh Edwards of CBS Sports is by far the worst I have seen so far.
As you can see below, Edwards not only has the Detroit Lions trading down with the Denver Broncos, but he does not have the Lions getting a single pick in return that is in the 2021 draft! (I have to think that Edwards just got lazy and did not include the pick in this mock but I am just speculating).
Then, with the No. 9 overall pick, he has the Lions selecting a wide receiver, which is a big no-no if a GM is drafting for value, which Brad Holmes should be doing.
But what is equally as crazy is that Edwards has the Lions doubling up by taking another wide receiver in round 2.
Of the six picks Edwards has the Lions making, the only one I can get behind at all is Daelin Hayes in the fifth and even that comes with questions.
Nation, what do you think about this mock?
1st round (9) (following trade with Denver)- Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Via CBS: Detroit gets a vertical threat for Jared Goff. It is difficult to envision the Lions taking a quarterback when so much has been invested in him financially. If Los Angeles had drafted a quarterback, everyone would be discussing landing spots for Goff. Goff is not going to go to the bench yet and he can not be moved, so Detroit bites the bullet, hopes it works out and punts on taking a quarterback.
2nd round (41)- Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
3rd round (72)- Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
3rd round (101)- Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State
4th round (112)- Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
5th round (154)- Daelin Hayes, Edge, Notre Dame