Detroit Lions schedule pre-draft visit with QB Malik Willis

UPDATE:

Here we go.

According to a report from Jeff Risdon of The Lions Wire, Malik Willis will have a pre-draft meeting with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday.

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The Lions are also scheduled to meet with QB Kenny Pickett on Wednesday.

 

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Report suggests Malik Willis ‘in the mix’ to be selected by Detroit Lions

Just when it looked like the speculation and rumors were starting to die down when it comes to Malik Willis potentially being selected by the Detroit Lions with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, a new report has surfaced.

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According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Lions have done their homework on Willis (at the Senior Bowl) and he could visit Detroit in the coming days and is still in the mix to be the No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft.

Nation, would you like to see the Lions select Willis with the No. 2 overall pick?

NFL Draft Betting: How Early Will the Top Edge Rushers Be Drafted?

There’s a fairly well-accepted adage that “the most valuable football positions are quarterback and anyone who can get to the quarterback.” We all know that the passing game — both on offense and defense — has become the premier phase of NFL play, so it makes sense that prospects who affect it should demand attention in the NFL Draft. Especially in an NFL prospect cycle with no clear-cut, superstar-to-be quarterbacks, the edge-rushing talent is the show in town for 2022 draftniks.

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Edge rusher is also a position you should be paying attention to if you want to bet the NFL Draft this year. FanDuel Sportsbook has player draft position props available for a number of NFL prospects: they give an overall draft slot number and you can bet on whether that prospect will be selected “over” (later in the draft) or “under” (earlier) that pick.

All four edge rushers with draft slot props have lines suggesting they’ll be top-10 selections. Will the top picks be dominated by defensive ends, or will any of these elite edge players slip down the board in the 2022 NFL Draft?

Methodology

I use a combination of data sources, including mock drafts and my own draft pick model to help project players into draft slots. The mock draft data I use sources the “pulse of the people” via Grinding the Mocks and their Expected Draft Position (EDP), as well as an “expert consensus mock” of the nine most accurate mockers over the last five years, per The Huddle Report.

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