Detroit Lions 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 2: 7 Rounds
Detroit Lions Seven-Round Mock Draft: Reggie Bush Changes Pick
It has been a busy free agency week for the Detroit Lions. The rumblings were out there that moves could be made, but with limited room under the cap, no one knew what president Tom Lewand could do.
What he did was ask stud Ndamukong Suh to restructure his deal, and then he began to stock the shelves. Running back Reggie Bush was added from the Miami Dolphins. He then brought in safety Glover Quin from the Houston Texans and defensive end Jason Jones from the Seattle Seahawks.
With Bush, the team adds another play maker to their offensive set-up. The team still needs that No. 2 receiver to take some of the heat of Calvin Johnson.
The linebacker core is still lacking its stud, and it seems that will be done by the draft. My week 2 predictions don’t vary too much from my week 1 selections. There isn’t a need for a running back, but there is still a need to shore up the defensive backfield. The team resigned safety Louis Delmas along with cornerbacks Chris Houston and Amari Spievey, but the desire to upgrade is still there and now one of the picks can be used to increase the depth on the offensive line.
The 2013 NFL Draft is only six weeks away, and teams are still going through college pro days. The evaluation will continue right up to Thursday, April 25. The Lions have already made a splash in free agency, and will look to do the same with their draft selections.
First Round: Jarvis Jones, Outside Linebacker, Georgia
The Jarvis Jones story has been well documented as his long journey to that of potential top draft pick in 2013 is coming to fruition. In the past two weeks, the Georgia product hasn't done anything to hurt his top-five draft status. The Detriot Lions may not have a chance to select Jones as he might be off the board before their selection. If they do land him, he will have every opportunity to start and make an impact immediately.
Second Round: Sam Montgomery, Outside Linebacker, Louisiana State
With the acquisition of Reggie Bush from the Miami Dolphins, the Detroit Lions can use their second pick on another stud to upgrade their linebacker core. Sam Montgomery, a 6-foot-3' 262-pounder from Louisiana State, can also play on the defensive end and the Lions would be lucky if he fell to them.
Fifth Round: Alvin Bailey, Offensive Guard, Arkansas
The free agency signings in the secondary can allow the Detroit Lions to add to their depleted offensive line core. Alvin Bailey, a 6-foot-3, 212-pound guard from Arkansas, would be a nice addition in keeping quarterback Matthew Stafford on his feet.
Seventh Round: Daimion Stafford, Free Safety, Nebraska
With their last pick, the Detroit Lions will look to add speed to the defensive backfield. Nebraska free safety Daimion Stafford fits that bill, and will look to push the other members of the secondary in training camp.
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