2012 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions

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:


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:



Reiff, Riley

OT from Iowa

Round 1/ Pick #20



Trufant, Desmond

CB from Washington

Round 2/ Pick #52



Molk, David

C from Michigan

Round 3/ Pick #84



Miller, Julian

DE from West Virginia

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



Carder, Tank

OLB from TCU

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



Walsh, Blair

PK from Georgia

Round 6/ Pick #180