DETROIT - The Detroit Lions are on the clock.
The team has a late-round draft pick in 2017, sitting at No. 21 overall, right after the Denver Broncos, and before the Miami Dolphins.
The 2017 NFL Draft is April 27 - April 29 in Philadelphia.
The team has many needs, including offensive line, secondary, and linebackers.
Here's who the experts are picking for the Detroit Lions, and what they're saying:
Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Jordan Willis, OLB, Kansas St: Willis' combine performance boosted his stock a bit. Ziggy Ansah applauds the pick of the Kansas State pass rusher, as he needs a partner in crime on the defensive line.
Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida: The Lions can’t go wrong adding a defender with exceptional instincts and awareness to the mix.
NJ.com: Hasson Reddick, LB, Temple: The Lions need a pass rusher, and Reddick is one of the most versatile players in the draft, with the ability to play both linebacker in a 3-4 and a defensive end in a 4-3.
Pride of Detroit: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida: Though Taco Charlton is the most popular pick for the Lions by far, my final two choices were Jarrad Davis and ironically my ‘worst case scenario’ pick Tyus Bowser.
R.J. White, CBS: Hasson Reddick, LB, Temple: The Lions did a great job boosting their offensive line in free agency, but they still have plenty of holes to address on the other side of the ball. They're sorely lacking at linebacker, but No. 21 is a great spot to find an immediate starter.
Walter Football: T.J. Watt, DE/OLB, Wisconsin: T.J. Watt is reportedly rising up boards, and he is the sort of prospect Bob Quinn has drafted thus far. The Lions need help all over their defense, including at defensive end. A dynamic pass-rusher is needed across from Ziggy Ansah, who, by the way, will be an impending free agent after this year.
Copyright 2017 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.