Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Vote on the Second Round Choice

Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IMarch 26, 2012

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 02: Center Ben Jones #60 sets to snap the ball to quarterback Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs during play against the Michigan State Spartans in the Outback Bowl January 2, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The first-round selection appears to be locked up, so it's time to move on. This article requires Detroit Lions fans to vote for the best second-round selection.

It was promised in the original article that they would appear every week. Unfortunately, NFL free agency took control of the sports landscape, so an executive decision was made.

Or somebody went on vacation. 

Either way, listed below are a few likely candidates for the Lions to select from in the second round. Vote in the included poll, and then explain your decision in the comments section if you so desire. If you choose other, please drop the name you believe would make more sense for Detroit.


Bobby Wagner LB Utah State 6'0" 241 lbs. 

Now that the Lions have locked up the entire linebacking unit for a another campaign, this selection may not be as likely. Yet, Wagner is a tackler in the Stephen-Tulloch mold—short, packs a punch and wraps up.

He may not be able to contribute immediately, but there is no doubt he would warrant a look.


Zebrie Sanders OT FSU 6'6" 320 lbs.

Sanders has been linked to the Lions in the first round, but that possibility seems remote. Detroit must know they have a shot at him in the second round and Martin Mayhew doesn't reach. 

Jeff Backus is closing in on retirement so this pick would bring value and fill a need. 


Mitchell Schwartz OT Cal 6'5" 315 lbs

Schwartz doesn't quite have the size of Sanders. However, his performance at the Senior Bowl has scouts believing that he can excel at the next level.

Again, this selection provides a possible foundation for the future. Unfortunately, Jason Fox is probably not the player they need, so Mayhew would do well to give the Golden Bear some serious consideration.


Brandon Washington OG Mia 6'3" 320 lbs

Many fans will be down on Washington due to a slightly poor combine showing. But the mountain of a man still has the skills to be a rock on the inside of the line.

Lions fans should welcome anyone that isn't Stephen Peterman at the guard spot.


Ben Jones C GA 6'3" 315

The SEC label will help Jones' stock, but the kid has earned his praise. He has started 49 consecutive games and made the protection calls against some of the best defensive lineman in college football.

Dominic Raoila isn't a young man, and doesn't have the talent of Jones. This would be a good value pick.