For the first time in seemingly forever, the Lions will be making their selections outside of the top 20 picks.
While it is nice progress for the team to not have early picks, there are still many needs that must be addressed.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford had suspect protection in front of him for much of this past season, and the secondary still leaves much to be desired.
General manager Martin Mayhew has proven to make intelligent draft picks during his young tenure with Detroit, and that looks to continue in 2012.
With the Lions' focus usually on value over need, let's look at a full seven-round mock draft for Detroit in 2012.