Detroit Lions 2012 Draft: Ranking the Possible "Mayhew 7" First Round Targets

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Detroit Lions 2012 Draft: Ranking the Possible

The Detroit Lions draft board has to be taking shape as the 2012 NFL Draft approaches.

Lions GM Martin Mayhew believes the team has narrowed it's potential options down to a chosen few.

During a recent news conference he said, “We’re probably between four and seven guys that we really feel very comfortable with that are great fits for us and that we’re very excited about having."

So who are the most likely candidates to be in this exclusive club?

I have narrowed it down to the seven players who make the most sense for Detroit if they stay at pick No. 23 and the order I believe Mayhew would most like to take them.

Keep in mind that players like Trent Richardson and Morris Claiborne were not included because there is no realistic expectation of them being available at pick No. 23.

This all may be purely speculation, but with the draft so close it is fun to examine all possibilities. 

So without further ado let's look at No. 7.....


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