Detroit Lions 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
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The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Lions:
EDSFootball - Hanson (5/10)
Since 2018, two Sooner quarterbacks (Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray) have been selected first overall and another (Jalen Hurts) was a second-round pick. If there's a quarterback that will challenge Howell for the honor to be 2022's QB1, it's most likely Rattler. Based on props from Bovada, Rattler (11/2) is the early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy over Clemson's D.J. Uiagalelei (6/1), who's not eligible until the 2023 NFL Draft.
2. Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
The Detroit Lions passed on the quarterback position with their first selection in the 2021 NFL draft, adding young and talented offensive tackle Penei Sewell. That likely means Jared Goff has at least one season to prove himself as the starter in Detroit.
But if the Lions are picking where odds-makers believe they will be, then the Goff experiment likely has come to a sudden, and disappointing, conclusion. If the Houston Texans indeed address the pass rush, that could give general manager Brad Holmes his choice of quarterbacks. While many point to UNC's Sam Howell or Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler as the likely QB1 right now, there is a case to be made for Liberty's Malik Willis. Allow Bruce Feldman to open the argument:
“He has the strongest arm of anybody I have ever seen.” Quincy Avery, who has worked with a bunch of NFL QBs, including Trey Lance, the guy with the biggest arm in this draft, is one of many raving about the potential of Malik Willis: https://t.co/9UAprGnnYw— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 2, 2021
29. John Metchie III, WR, Alabama
And yes, Alabama has another receiver to watch. After seeing Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle all get picked in the first round, John Metchie III could be the next Crimson Tide WR to crash the early selections. There is early buzz that Metchie could be the best of the group, and while in my mind it is far too early for such a statement, every time you turn on Alabama film you can see #8 working himself open. If that continues this fall, Metchie will certainly see his stock rise.
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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Detroit Lions
Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Detroit Lions rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 31.0 (31st)
- Best ranking: 30th (CBS Sports)
- Worst ranking: 32nd (NFL.com)
Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Lions in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 31
Ahead of the draft, the new Lions quarterback was assured by the front office that the team wouldn't select another QB. They didn't, which he said gave him a "nice foot of confidence" entering his first year in Detroit. They also beefed up the offensive line by drafting a potential generational talent in Oregon OT Penei Sewell to help protect him. Although building up the offensive and defensive lines was a priority, Goff was also "excited" for fourth-round WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, who could be a good fit. -- Eric Woodyard
NFL.com -- Rank: 32
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Detroit Lions: 2021 NFL Schedule
Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Lions in 2021.
Detroit Lions - 2021 Draft Results
The table below are all of the 2021 NFL Draft picks selected by the Detroit Lions.
|3||72||Alim McNeill||DT||North Carolina State|
|4||112||Amon-Ra St. Brown||WR||USC|
|7||257||Jermar Jefferson||RB||Oregon State|
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Detroit Lions Fantasy Football ADPs
When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.
As we approach the 2021 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).
Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.
The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in 12-team standard-scoring formats.
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