Reader’s Mock Draft – Detroit Lions are On the Clock


Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dee Milliner (28) breaks up a pass intended for Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (10) during the second half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. The pass was intercepted by Alabama defensive back Ha

The NFC North division rival Detroit Lions are on the clock, drafting in the #5 spot.  After a huge 2011 season, the Lions reverted to their familiar ways.  In one of the toughest divisions in the NFL, they need to shore up some things to have a bounceback 2013 season.

They’ve lost a couple of defensive ends with the departures of Kyle Vanden Bosch and and Cliff Avril, so a position that was a strength a couple of years ago, the defensive line, is a big area of need.  The Lions also need to shore up their secondary.  They brought back Louis Delmas but they’ll need more help in that area.  Offensive line is also a need to help keep Matthew Stafford protected and allow new free agent acquisition Reggie Bush to do his thing.

Team Needs

Defensive End


Offensive Line

Top Prospects

Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU

With Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher off the board, do the Lions reach for Lane Johnson?  Do they take the top cornerback to bolster their secondary?  Does one of the top defensive ends make sense?

Check our main Reader’s Mock Draft post for the results so far and bookmark that page to track the progress as we work our way towards the April 25th draft date.

Up next, the Cleveland Browns.