Here is a 7 round Detroit Lions mock draft for 2022.
Despite the second-worst record in the league, the Detroit Lions go into the 2022 NFL Draft on the back of a campaign that showed some optimism for the future.
Coach Dan Campbell has brought the steel he was renowned for in his playing career. Adding some welcome grit and resilience to fans in the Motor City.
I’m choosing to ignore the clamour for a signal-caller in Detroit. There are glaring needs in the Lions squad that can be addressed with some of the talent available in this Draft. Jared Goff is more than capable of manning the helm next year. This gives Detroit an opportunity to address the quarterback position if needed from the highly anticipated class of 2023 when Bryce Young, CJ Stroud and DJ Uiagalelei will be available.
Here is your Detroit Lions Mock Draft.
Round 1: Pick 2 – S Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame
Much as Detroit would love to select Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson. Hamilton is the next best player available and gives the young Lions a smart defender and leader in the secondary.
Round 1: Pick 32 – EDGE Boye Mafe, Minnesota
A key part of an improving Gophers defense in the last two years, Mafe is an explosive rusher and relentless hunter of the ball.
Round 2: Pick 34 – WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State
Dotson can stretch the field for Jared Goff and add an additional threat to recent acquisition DJ Chark. In a receiver-rich class, he is good value in the early second round.
Round 3: Pick 66 – LB Brandon Smith, Penn State
Another Nittany Lion heads to Detroit, Smith is a strong sideline-to-sideline defensive presence, and the second-best linebacker in the draft after Nakobe Dean.
Round 3: Pick 97 – WR Romeo Doubs, Nevada
A season catching passes from Carson Strong should elevate your draft stock. Doubs is a big play threat and useful on punt returns.
Round 5: Pick 177 – LB Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin
Linebacker is an area of need for the Lions. As a middle linebacker, Sanborn offers a nice balance with third-round selection Brandon Smith on the outside.
Round 6: Pick 181 – EDGE Eyioma Uwazurike, Iowa State
A Michigan native and All Big 12 selection with nine sacks, Uwazurike offers great value as an edge prospect in the sixth round.
Round 6: Pick 217 – WR Tre Turner, Virginia Tech
Versatile receiver who was used on some running plays in Blacksburg, Turner could develop into a good No.2 or No.3 receiver in Detroit.
Round 7: Pick 234 – WR Malachi Carter, Georgia Tech
The Lions need receiving help. So I’m happy to give them their fourth of this draft with the 6’3” 195lb Carter. A steady contributor for the Yellow Jackets for the last three years.
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