Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Fresh 7 Round Predictions Post Week 1 of Free Agency

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Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Fresh 7 Round Predictions Post Week 1 of Free Agency
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With one week of NFL free agency in the books, it's time to examine how the draft outlook has changed for the Detroit Lions

The Lions added an impact starting wideout in Golden Tate and a presumptive starting safety in James Ihedigbo, filling the two biggest holes on the team. 

As Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported, Detroit also signed veteran Darryl Tapp to fill the hole created with the departure of former starter Willie Young. 

In addition, Detroit signed running back Joique Bell to a three-year extension to keep him in the den. 

The last move of the week was perhaps the most surprising, as tight end Brandon Pettigrew (h/t Paula Pasche of the Oakland Press) opted to come back to Detroit after being courted by the New York Jets

A few other depth moves, the most prominent of which is defensive tackle Vaughn Martin, as noted by Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, mitigated some of the more pressing needs on the defense too.

So where does this leave the Lions' draft plans? Who will join last year's first-rounder, Ziggy Ansah (pictured) and the rest of the very successful 2013 draft class?

Here's one way how it could play out in May...


*This mock is based on what I believe the team might do in the draft, not necessarily what I would do in the same situation.

All weights, measurements and combine results are courtesy of

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