NFL Mock Draft Lions 2022

Detroit Lions Mock Draft 2022

There are more holes on the roster than 9 picks can cover and this Detroit Lions Mock Draft reflects that reality by having the Lions trade down from their #2 spot in order to increase their number of selections and maximize the talent potential of the top rounds in this deep NFL Draft. 12 Picks for the Detroit Lions Mock Draft. Let’s see what they got!

Detroit Lions Mock Draft PICKS

Round 7

No picks in the 7th round.

Round 6

6/181 – LB Damone Clark, LSU – 6’2″, 239 lbs and he can cover. A special athlete, Clark will contribute on special teams right away and should find snaps when they need guys who can cover TEs on passing downs. Incredible value in the 6th.

Round 5

No picks in the 4th round.

Round 4

4/117 – IOL Dohnovan West, Arizona State – Dohnovan can many any of the interior offensive line positions and should be a mainstay there for years to come. A total steal in the 4th round.

4/119 – IDL John Ridgeway, Arkansas – 6’4″, 327 lbs, and the Lions won’t be having any issues stopping the run with this guy in the lineup. He will be an early-down starter from day one and get better with each snap.

Round 3

3/80 – TE Isaiah LIkely, Coastal Carolina – The 6’4″, 245 lb TE can fly and is a willing blocker. A mismatch nightmare for defenses pairing him with T.J. Hockenson gives the Lions a versatile, explosive lineup.

3/83 – LB Troy Anderson, Montana State – at 6’4″ and 233 lbs Anderson is a chess piece for the defense as he can lineup in multiple positions and excel at all of them. He should also be an impact player for special teams.

3/84 – CB Josh Williams, Fayetteville State – 6’2″, 197 lbs and he checks all of the boxes. He will need a year or two before he is starter material but he will contribute right away.

Round 2

2/62 – OT Daniel Faalele, Minnesota – 6’8″, 383 lbs, and while he can dominate on the right he will also do just fine on the left. This is a huge (pun intended) upgrade to the Lions OLine.

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Round 1

1/13 – QB Malik Willis, Liberty – the Lions get their QB of the future. Sure it’s too high. That’s what it takes to get the player you want in today’s NFL Draft. His arm is real.

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1/16 – EDGE George Karlaftis, Purdue was pegged by many to go to a 4-3 defense but he will do fine in a 3-4 and will have the versatility to play up and down the line. The upside on this kid is the moon.

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1/20 – WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas – The Lions need a WR1. Treylon Burks is all that and more. A 5th-year club option will be exercised early.

1/25 – Safety Daxton Hill, Michigan – The Lions’ play at safety explains the trade-up for this pick. Daxton is a plug-and-play-free-safety that can also play some nickel. Getting him at the bottom of the first gives the team a favorable year 5 contract option.

TRADES

Trade 1

Round 1 Pick 2 Evan Neal OT, Alabama


Round 1 Pick 4 Round 2 Pick 35 Round 3 Pick 69 Round 4 Pick 117 Dohnovan WestI OL, Arizona StateRound 5 Pick 163

Trade 2

Round 1 Pick 4 Kyle Hamilton S, Notre Dame


Round 1 Pick 13 Malik Willis QB, Liberty Round 3 Pick 68 Round 3 Pick 80 Isaiah Likely TE, Coastal Carolina Round 4 Pick 108

Trade 3

Round 1 Pick 16 George Karlaftis EDGE, Purdue Round 3 Pick 83 Troy Andersen LB, Montana State


Round 1 Pick 32 Tyler Smith IOL, Tulsa Round 3 Pick 66 Breece Hall RB, Iowa State Round 5 Pick 177 Kaleb Eleby QB, Western Michigan

Trade 4

Round 1 Pick 20 Treylon Burks WR, Arkansas Round 3 Pick 84 Josh Williams – Fayetteville StateCB, NCAA


Round 2 Pick 34 Perrion Winfrey IDL, OklahomaRound 3 Pick 68 Derion Kendrick CB, Georgia Round 3 Pick 97 Wan’Dale Robinson WR, Kentucky

Trade 5

Round 1 Pick 25 Daxton Hill S, Michigan


Round 2 Pick 35 Kenneth Walker III RB, Michigan StateRound 4 Pick 108 Zachary Carter IDL, Florida

Trade 6

Round 2 Pick 62 Daniel Faalele OT, Minnesota


Round 3 Pick 69 John Metchie III WR, Alabama Round 7 Pick 234 Eric Johnson IDL, Missouri State

Trade 7

Round 4 Pick 119 John Ridgeway IDL, Arkansas


Round 5 Pick 163 JT Woods S, BaylorRound 6 Pick 217 Matt Hankins CB, Iowa

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