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The Lions’ best pick in each NFL Draft since 2000


2015: Quandre Diggs, CB, Texas.

The 2015 draft class has some very promising pieces but first round pick Laken Tomlinson struggled and is gone and second round pick Ameer Abdullah was explosive but put the ball the ground too much for any Lions fan to feel truly comfortable.

One rookie who really stepped up was sixth round pick Quandre Diggs. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. said he believed Diggs had first round talent, and was really the only Lions rookie to impress him last season. Diggs didn’t have eye-popping numbers, but that was mostly due to limited time on the field.

The Lions should feel good about Diggs moving forward. If he can continue to develop, the Lions will have a defensive backfield consisting of Diggs, Darius Slay, and Glover Quin. That’s something no quarterback wants to see 20 yards down the field.

Written by Ryan Griffin

My name is Ryan, I'm the Pistons editor for DSN. My hobbies include listening to better music than you and watching unhealthy amounts of Always Sunny.

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