NFL Mock Draft 2021: Predictions for Detroit Lions at No. 7
Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith celebrates after scoring against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The 2021 NFL Draft is just weeks away and the Detroit Lions have a big decision to make in the top 10. 7 is a wide receiver. 7:ProFootballNetwork: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama: “It seems the shine on DeVonta Smith has waned just a bit in the past few months since his Heisman Trophy-winning campaign. If Matthew Stafford still dropped back for the Lions, Chase would be a better fit.” (Read more here)AdSporting News: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama: “Waddle is a highly skilled all-around natural pass-catcher. The Lions need to overhaul at wide receiver with Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola all not re-signed.
NFL Draft 2021: Predictions for Lions after Stafford trade
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields passes against Clemson during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)DETROIT – The draft board has likely changed for the Detroit Lions after trading away longtime quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams. The trade won’t be official until after the Super Bowl, but it reportedly includes two future first round picks, a third round pick, and Rams QB Jared Goff. The Lions can cut/trade Goff after next season with little financial ramifications.”AdCBS Sports: Lions trade up to No. 3 to draft QB Justin Fields, Ohio State: “They are within striking distance of landing a top quarterback in the draft but they have to be aggressive.
Detroit Lions lock No. 7 pick in 2021 NFL Draft: Early look at some targets
With a loss on Sunday, the Detroit Lions locked up the No. 7 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The 86th NFL draft is scheduled to be held April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland. Detroit Lions (5-11)8. Related: 4 candidates for next Detroit Lions head coach