Detroit Lions draft review

Detroit Lions draft review



Detroit Lions draft review

1 (8). T.J. Hockenson, TE: 6-5, 251, Iowa

2 (43). Jahlani Tavai, LB: 6-2, 250, Hawaii

3 (81). Will Harris, S: 6-1, 207, Boston College

4 (117). Austin Bryant, DE: 6-4, 271, Clemson

5 (146). Amani Oruwariye, CB: 6-2, 205, Penn St.

6 (184). Travis Fulgham, WR: 6-3, 215, Old Dominion

6 (186). Ty Johnson, RB: 5-11, 210, Maryland

7 (224). Isaac Nauta, TE: 6-3, 244, Georgia

7 (229). PJ Johnson, DT: 6-4, 334, Arizona

Grade: C+

The Lions have been known to reach a tad under GM Bob Quinn -- some work out great, like wideout Kenny Golladay -- and Tavai and Harris both fit that trend. Both are good players who probably could have been had later on. Still, Hockenson was a great way to start, and Bryant -- who fits Matt Patricia's scheme perfectly -- and Oruwariye were nice gets later on.

Best pick: Hockenson played just two years in college but is ready-made for the NFL. He's already a great blocker who should improve as he adds strength. He shows route-running savvy and sticky hands to be a third-down threat right away, and also has the speed to threaten the seam.

Upside pick: Oruwariye is inconsistent in coverage and mostly poor as a tackler, but he has fantastic tools. At 6-foot-2, he moves fluidly and tested with 4.47 speed and explosive numbers in the vertical (36.5") and broad jumps (120"). He could thrive with a bit of coaching.

--Field Level Media

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