2011 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Detroit Lions' Projections

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2011 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Detroit Lions' Projections
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Another week, another Detroit Lions mock draft.

Yes, that means you’ll be getting one of these from me every week.

Though you may tire of mock drafts, consider it an opportunity to become better acquainted with more draft prospects down the board.

After all, the draft is no fun if you only know the top five players on the board. Believe me, I’ve been there.

And you can be sure you’ll learn plenty each week from my mock drafts, given the rules I’ve set in place for myself.

Those rules are as follows:

1. No repeating picks. If you’ve heard my analysis on a player once, you don’t need it again. If that means I have to get creative with my selections, so be it.

2. No trades. I actually think the Lions will trade down somewhere, but it’s just silly to assume to know when, where and with whom.

3. If there is any reasonable chance a player is a available at a particular Lions pick, I will assume he is available. That’s the only way I can reasonably simulate the Lions braintrust’s “best player available” strategy. For them to draft the BPA means a talented player is going to have to fall from somewhere.

With that little disclaimer out of the way, here’s version two of my Detroit Lions 2011 mock draft.

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