After a long wait and thousands of mock drafts, the 2019 NFL Draft is officially a wrap.
As far as the Detroit Lions go, they selected tight end T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick and followed that up by selecting a tight end out of Hawaii that not many Lions’ fans (or ESPN) had heard of.
That being said, Lions’ GM Bob Quinn has a plan and he is sticking to it, regardless of what some of his haters may say.
NFL.com has released their post-draft NFL Power Rankings and the Lions dropped one spot to No. 20.
“The Lions took hold of the free agency period, giving their roster a pretty stiff jolt to contend in what has become a tight and stout NFC North. Tightening gaps in March means drafting to prevent for future gaps in April. Detroit did gain an instant starter in the process, making the call to the premier tight end in the great college football marketplace, T.J. Hockenson (No. 8 overall). The rest of the calls? Eh, meh, uh … LB Jahlani Tavai (No. 43) might have been a reach, but S Will Harris should serve to fix up Matt Patricia’s secondary. Anyone else notice Patricia’s new ‘do in the Lions‘ war room? I think he was wearing one of those UNTUCKit shirts, designed for men who have an untucked lifestyle. It’s a new season in Motown.”
As far as the rest of the NFC North goes, the Bears (No. 7), Vikings (No. 12), and Packers (No. 16) all moved up a spot in the rankings.
Nation, where do you think the Lions finish in the NFC North?