Now that the NFL season is officially over, the NFL offseason can officially begin.
That means you're not allowed to object to mock drafts anymore. Or at least that I don't have to listen.
But not to worry, I'm here to help fill the two-month void between now and the draft. During that time, we will jump down one another's throats about the viability of Jeff Backus for another season, the severity of the level of need at cornerback and whether to re-sign or replace Cliff Avril, among other things.
Not here, though. Not now. Because this isn't a true mock draft, so you can't knock me for bad picks.
Instead, this is a list of some of the Lions' most desired targets in the draft and scenarios that would get them to Detroit at the right time for the right draft price.
Some of them will seem silly, and some almost certainly won't come to pass. In fact, since most of these picks will be first and second-rounders, they physically can't all happen. Knowing the Lions, none of them will; they'll go completely off the wall and leave us all wondering what happened.
But hey, wondering about that is what the next two months is for, right?