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

Pride of Detroit

One of the biggest mistakes fans of the NFL Draft make during the months leading up to the event is falling in love with a prospect or two. There’s nothing inherently wrong with finding a handful of “your guys,” but if we’re being honest with ourselves, you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment on draft day.

With 31 other teams, your favorite guy is more likely than not to be drafted by another team, or, even worse, by one of your team’s rivals.

But here’s the good news! The Detroit Lions have the seventh overall pick, and their roster kinda stinks right now. Don’t worry, I’m getting to the good part soon. That means the Lions are going to have an opportunity to grab one of many talented players in this year’s draft. Are all of the options at the top of this draft going to pan out? Of course not. But Detroit has so many options that will improve the roster that it’s hard to imagine being upset on Thursday night—as long as you don’t put all of your emotional eggs in one basket.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

How many acceptable choices do the Lions have with the seventh overall pick?

My answer: Personally speaking, I don’t get upset on draft day. I’m humble enough to admit that even if I were to do as much research as possible on the NFL Draft, it pales in comparison to the information NFL teams have—and even they get stuff wrong all the time.

So I try to see the positive in most prospects, and spend my energy trying to figure out how they’d fit in Detroit. With that in mind, here are all of the prospects I would be perfectly fine with the Lions taking with the seventh overall pick. While there are certain players I’d be happier with, all of these choices I think 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.

Your turn.

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