Unless a trade takes place, the Detroit Lions will be selecting No. 8 overall when the 2019 NFL Draft rolls around.
The big question is, which position will the Lions target with their first-round pick?
On Monday, at the Lions annual season ticket holder Member Summit at Ford Field, Bob Quinn was asked by a fan if he would take a quarterback in round 1.
Obviously, Quinn did not give a yes or no answer but he did say that all positions are on the table and that he would not close the door on a quarterback could help the team next year or down the line.
Quinn is asked about whether he’d take a QB in round 1. Quinn says all positions are on the table. We won’t eliminate any prospects. Quinn says he won’t close the door on a QB who could help the team next year or down the line.
(Cue sports radio tomorrow.)
— Scott Warheit (@swarheit) February 12, 2019
Nation, what do you think? Let’s say a quarterback like Kyler Murray is on the board when the Lions are on the clock. Do you pull the trigger?
Drysdale: Full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft Vol. 1
Polar Vortex 2019!
What better time than to write up my first full Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Mock Draft?
Let me begin by saying these mock drafts are extremely fluid as free agency will play a huge role in what direction Lions’ GM Bob Quinn decides to go in the NFL Draft.
For example, I personally believe that acquiring an edge rusher should be the number one priority this offseason and I would have to believe that Quinn agrees with that. But if he goes out and signs a big name DE such as Trey Flowers out of New England (yes, please!), the chances of the Lions drafting an edge rusher with their No. 8 pick in the first round would drop, though it is still possible.
This volume of my full Detroit Lions mock draft focusses on what the current needs are at this moment in time as if not a single free agent is signed.
So, with that understood, let’s take a look at Vol. 1 of my full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft.
Round 1 (No. 8 overall) Rashan Gary (DL) – Michigan
Despite not having as much production as many projected him to have at the college level, Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary is the real deal and I have no doubt that he will be a top 10 pick. Gary would fit in beautifully with what Matt Patricia wants to do with the Lions’ defense and if he is available at No. 8, Bob Quinn should not hesitate to pull the trigger.
From The Draft Network:
Rashan Gary is a versatile defender with the needed abilities to be a disruptive force working from 3T. Gary has the ability to set the edge vs. the run and can be worked on the outside sparingly, although his pass rush skills are best utilized in scenarios that allow him to play with linear angles and with his hips aligned behind his pads to optimize his power and quickness.
To read the rest of the mock draft, please click on the link below.