2012 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions

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Updated: October 18, 2011

When I have to write about the Detroit Lions I think it’s only right to start off with the following two words:

NDAMUKONG SUH

Since his arrival as a rookie last year, the Lions defense has matured into one of the most feared units in the league. Suh, paired with Corey Williams, free agent addition Kyle VandenBosch, and 2011 draft pick Nick Fairley are simply one of the most ferocious units in the league. There is still much more help desired in the backfield with Louis Delmas, but that’s if opposing QBs even get the chance to throw.

On offense, the Lions finally got their #1 overall draft pick, Quarterback Matthew Stafford, healthy and ready to play a complete season. Stafford has been slicing defenses worst than I comma slice sentences. You already know that the beneficiary of Matt’s stability has been Calvin Johnson, who is on a complete tear right now.

But even with all this success the Lions are probably going to come up short in their quest for a Super Bowl ring. They still need that one or two pieces to push them over the elite teams in the league.

What will they do? The following is a Lions Mock Draft put together by member WhiteBoiSwaqq (don’t ask me about the username, he picked it lol).

Mock below:

1

Lions

Reiff, Riley

OT from Iowa

Round 1/ Pick #20

2

Lions

Trufant, Desmond

CB from Washington

Round 2/ Pick #52

3

Lions

Molk, David

C from Michigan

Round 3/ Pick #84

4

Lions

Miller, Julian

DE from West Virginia

Round 4/ Pick #116 Shea McClellin, DE, Boise State… IS MY REAL PICK

5

Lions

Carder, Tank

OLB from TCU

Round 5/ Pick #148 Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State… IS MY REAL PICK

6

Lions

Walsh, Blair

PK from Georgia

Round 6/ Pick #180

Written by D. Wash

Founder, MockDraftHQ.com (2006). Denver Broncos, Charlotte Bobcats fan. Fan of football, technology, and battle rap. Shannon Sharpe is the greatest. Everything else is debatable.

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