Detroit Lions

On the clock: Baltimore Ravens, Pick: 7.32


General Manager: @JoshLiskiewitz

PickOverallChoiceNotes
1.055Kenny Vaccaro, S
from Texas
Spoke with a couple of teams about trading out but in the end we decided to stay put and make sure we got our man. Everyone knows our secondary needs significant help, but while the CBs get most of the negative press, its the safety position we needed to address. Vaccaro is an outstanding and diverse talent - He can line up interchangeably between the two safety positions, and we'll also use him in the nickel at times. He is an elite athlete with the size, physicality and speed to make plays all over the field against the run and pass.
2.0436Quinton Patton, WR
from Louisiana Tech
Thanks for giving me a 22year old Reggie Wayne in round two, guys!
3.0466Andre Ellington, RB
from Clemson
At 2.04 I flipped a coin and chose Patton over Ellington, so I am stunded to see him still on the board in round three. In fact, we tried to trade up w/ Cincinnati once Pittsburgh took Bernard, as we fully expected the Bengals to take Ellington off the board at the end of the 2nd round. Stafford has two new explosive weapons, and the Lions even scored an extra late round pick by trading down one spot.
5.04130Marc Anthony, CB
from California
Anthony was highly impressive at the senior bowl and has clear starter potential.
6.03161Mike Catapano, DE
from Princeton
We considered trading back into the top of the 4th round to secure Catapano, so we're elated to still find him on the board this late in the draft. He's a very good athlete and highly competitive, and will be able to step in and elevate Detroit's pass rush this year.
7.03193Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR
from Texas A&M
I had two players left on my board I was really hoping to get, and just lost one of them with Jacksonville taking Richmond SAF Cooper Taylor. The other should come as no surprise to anyone that's followed me on Twitter since Christmas, as Uzoma Nwachukwu is one of my favorite "sleepers" in the draft. I have a 4th round grade on him and love the thought of having a solid possession guy seeing man coverage opposite Calvin. Stafford would have to be happy with all of the weapons we've accumulated for him in this draft.
7.05195Aaron Hester, CB
from UCLA
Round seven is the time to draft for upside, and Hester has a ton of it. Impressive athlete for a CB his size, but his technique needs an overhaul and I want to see him more aggressive vs. the run. If he improves in these areas, he'll likely develop into a starter at the next level.

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