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Detroit Lions double up on defense in Dane Brugler’s Day 2 Mock Draft

The opening round of the 2022 NFL Draft is officially in the books and the Detroit Lions certainly added some talent to the mix as they selected EDGE Aidan Hutchinson with the No. 1 overall before trading up to No. 12 and grabbing WR Jameson Williams.

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Now, Lions GM Brad Holmes has shifted his focus to Day 2, where the Lions currently have picks No. 46 and No. 97.

Dane Brugler of The Athletic has released his Day 2 NFL Mock Draft and he has the Lions doubling up on defense.

At No. 46, Brugler has the Lions selecting CB Andrew Booth Jr. out of Clemson, and at No. 97, he has them getting LB Channing Tindall out of Georgia.

Nation, how would you feel about the following draft haul for the Lions over the first three rounds?

1-2 EDGE Aidan Hutchinson

1-12 WR Jameson Williams

2 – 46 CB Andrew Booth Jr.

3 – 97 LB Channing Tindal

 

Kenny Pickett Is a Worthwhile Gamble for the Steelers

Kenny Pickett wasn’t the betting favorite to be the first quarterback picked — listed at +200 on FanDuel Sportsbook — but he ended up being just that as the Pittsburgh Steelers nabbed him with the 20th overall pick.

Pickett logged a whopping 51 games with at least 10-plus pass attempts at Pittsburgh, which is significant, and among the signal-callers in the mix to be taken early in this draft, he led this year’s class in adjusted yards per attempt and QBR.

Will Pickett be the next franchise quarterback in Pittsburgh?

Player Comparisons

numberFire’s Jim Sannes breaks down Pickett’s profile and gives his top comparison.

“Pickett has a lot of overlap with Andy Dalton.”@JimSannes believes Kenny Pickett is a good football player, but has a capped ceiling in the NFL pic.twitter.com/x8BWzREFEh
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) April 29, 2022

Brandon Gdula’s draft database has found these 10 prior prospects to have the most similar statistical profiles to Pickett’s. Keep in mind that these are based not on play style or traits but age, athleticism, draft equity, experience, efficiency, and production.

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Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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