How many different picks at 7 would be acceptable for the Detroit Lions?

One of the biggest mistakes NFL Draft fans make in the months leading up to the event is falling in love with a prospect or two. There is nothing inherently wrong with finding a handful of “your boys”, but if we’re being honest with ourselves, just prepare for disappointment on Design Day.

With 31 other teams, your favorite will most likely be drafted by another team or, worse, a rival on your team.

But here’s the good news! The Detroit Lions come in seventh overall, and their list just sucks. Don’t worry, I’ll get to the good part soon. That means the Lions will have the opportunity to enlist one of the many talented players in this year’s draft. Will all of the options above affect this draft? Of course not. But Detroit has so many roster upgrade options that it’s hard to imagine getting upset on Thursday night – unless you put all of your emotional eggs in one basket.

So today’s question of the day is:

With the seventh overall pick, how many acceptable choices do the Lions have?

My Answer: Personally, I’m not upset on design day. I’m humble enough to admit that even if I did as much research as possible on the NFL draft, it pales in comparison to the information NFL teams have – even if they keep doing something wrong.

So I try to see the positives in most perspectives and use my energy to figure out how they would fit in Detroit. With that in mind, here are all the prospects I would fix for the Lions with the seventh overall pick. While there are certain players I would be happier with, I think all of these decisions make sense.

  • QB Trevor Lawrence
  • QB Zach Wilson
  • QB Justin Fields
  • QB Trey Lance
  • TE Kyle Pitts
  • WR Ja’Marr Chase
  • WR Jaylen Waddle
  • WR DeVonta Smith
  • OT Penei Sewell
  • OT Rashawn Slater

10 players.

It’s your turn.

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