Detroit Lions: B+
Best Pick: Aidan Hutchinson ; Worst Pick: James Mitchell
Detroit did the smart thing by standing pat and taking local Michigan product Aidan Hutchinson. His ceiling might not be as high as Travon Walker’s, but he’s certainly got a higher floor as a more proven entity. He should compete immediately as a guy capable of notching 8-to-10 sacks. From there, the Lions moved up roughly 20 spots in the first to get Jameson Williams. There’s some risk with Williams coming off a knee injury. However when healthy, he’s arguably the most explosive player in this draft. We like Malcolm Rodriguez as a culture guy later in the draft. Josh Paschal and Kerby Joseph should contribute early, also. Though this isn’t a feeling felt by many Lions’ fans traditionally, those in Detroit should feel optimistic about the direction of this team.
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