Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Who the Fans Chose

Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IApril 25, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Offensive lineman Cordy Glenn of Georgia participates in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The 2012 NFL draft is tantalizingly close, so it's time to unveil the fans' Detroit Lions mock draft.

Three articles put forth candidates for the first, second and third rounds. The fans voted among those available or voted for their own selection.

The strategy resulted in the Lions grabbing three offensive linemen.

Lions nation may wish that there were some defensive selections, but the choices resemble Martin Mayhew's preferred strategy. Detroit takes the best player available who fits the system.

Consistency wins on the field and in the war room. The team won't change the game plan in one round because of a prior pick.


First Round: Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia Bulldogs

The fans have been concerned about Stephen Peterman for years and couldn't wait to address the succession plan. Glenn has been rising steadily, but he could certainly be available when the Lions make their first-round selection. 

The 6'5", 345 lbs. Glenn dominated the poll by bringing home 41.4 percent of the vote. Matthew Stafford would certainly welcome his Bulldog brethren.



Second Round: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State Seminoles

The second round provided the fans with a chance to continue rebuilding the offensive line. With Jeff Backus' time set to expire soon, Sanders slightly edged out Ben Jones with a minuscule 3.2 percent margin of victory.

Sanders is 6'6" and 320 lbs. He and Glenn would give the Lions an excellent foundation upon which to build their new offensive line.


Third Round: Kelechi Osemele, OG Iowa State Cyclones

Many people were not convinced that Osemele would be available this late, but that didn't stop him from garnering 51.8 percent of the vote

The Lions don't necessarily need another guard, but the 6'6", 347-pound Iowa State product can play either position on the right side. Gosder Cherilus has had problems with penalties, and adding depth to a thin position would certainly be helpful.

Detroit may actually have a running game if they pump this much new blood into the big men up front.