Every year, we faithful football fans agonize about the NFL draft.
"Who should we take? Who should we not take? Who will lead us to the promised land, and who will drag us back to the basement? Who's a reach, and who's a value?"
It's never enough for us to think about one player at a time in the draft—we have to consider all the possibilities. That's how the pros do it, and quite frankly, it's more fun for us that way.
So here's our chance (or my chance, to be more specific) to weigh the best and worst possible outcomes for the Lions in the upcoming draft.
Now, to lay some ground rules before we get started. First, these are obviously subjective picks. Most likely, you can think of a pick you'd rather see in every single one of these spots (especially the ones in the late rounds), and if that's the case, I encourage you to let me hear it. That's what the comment box is for.
Second, these picks must be grounded somewhat in reality. It would be great if the Lions somehow got a shot at drafting LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round, but there's basically no way a top-five pick drops to 23.
Finally, as is the case with most mock drafts, no trades. These picks are all made assuming the Lions will draft in their original spots.
Got all that? Good.
Now get ready to disagree with me.