We've come to the end of March, which means the draft is less than a month away, and the Lions have improved their situation considerably in the last few weeks.
Not only did the Lions come away with a very successful free-agent haul, but they picked up an extra fourth- and seventh-round pick in April's draft.
Now that we know the exact draft picks (and order) the Lions will have in April, the only thing left is figuring out what to do with them. There are some picks the Lions no longer need to make because of their free-agent signings, and they can afford some additional luxuries as a result of their shiny new fourth-round pick.
From here on, mock drafts, while still an inaccurate science, are going to start looking an awful lot more like the real thing.
So in the interest of a maximally accurate draft, this is the one where prior mocks don't matter. It's all new picks this time, regardless of what I've mocked in the past.
That doesn't mean this is how it will happen, but there's a decent chance it'll grade out pretty well if it does.
Previous mock drafts:
All combine numbers and stats courtesy NFL.com.