The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Lions:
CBS Sports - Wilson (9/7)
27. Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse
Detroit is just now turning the corner out of being a team that is building a foundation and instead is ready to create a winning edge. This can be it.
28. Brian Branch, S, Alabama
Sporting News - Iyer (9/3)
SI - Hanson (8/31)
Quarterback, of course, will be looked at here — Jared Goff's contract becomes very movable after this season. With Stroud, Young and Levis already off the board, though, the Lions might decide that this pick isn't the time to pull the trigger.
27. Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
The Draft Network - Weissman (8/29)
Simpson is a long and explosive second-level defender who excels playing in space. He is a swiss army knife and can affect the game as a blitzer and in coverage. The Lions' defense would have the makings of a scary unit.
C.J. Stroud is the bigger passer and has no issue pushing the ball downfield. His delivery is compact, and his confidence and poise grew exponentially as the season progressed. He won't heave the ball the furthest or run the fastest in the class, but Stroud wins games.
27. Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
ESPN - Reid (8/25)
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