Pick Analysis: Mayock's take: "This is a good pick. They need help on the offensive line, and he can immediately come in and protect the franchise, Matthew Stafford. He should probably start on the right side first, but he can transition later to the left side."
Round 2, Pick 22 (54)
Ryan Broyles WR 5'10" 192 Oklahoma
Pick Analysis: Mayock's take: "The bad news for Detroit is that you don't know how quickly he's going to be available. I gave him a solid second-round grade before he tore his ACL late in the season at Oklahoma. He's a quick, fast, tough-as-nails slot receiver who can provide value in the return game. But you don't know when you'll get him. They're going to have to be patient."
Round 3, Pick 22 (85)
Dwight Bentley CB 5'10" 182 Louisiana-Lafayette
Pick Analysis: Mayock's take: "I thought he had a better Senior Bowl week than what I saw on tape. He's quicker than he is fast, and he raised his stock."
I simply don't get the Broyles pick. Even healthy, we don't need a WR and he couldn't have been the best available. We have Megatron, Titus Young, a still viable Burelson and studly TE in Pettigrew. Is this the price we must pay for the bust Derrick Wiliams WR/KR pick? Pretty grumpy at this pick. Have to go sleep it off.
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I agree Mooch - I think that was some kinda Matt Millen flashback brainfart, not sure what the thinking was there.
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Round 4, Pick 30 (125) (From 49ers)
Ronnell Lewis OLB 6'1" 253 Oklahoma
Pick Analysis: Bucky Brooks' take: The Lions grab a sleeper prospect with the selection of Lewis. He is a bit of a tweener, but he brings solid rush skills and could contribute as a situational player in sub packages.
Round 5, Pick 3 (138) (From Vikings)
Tahir Whitehead OLB 6'1" 233 Temple
Pick Analysis: Bucky Brooks' take: Whitehead will compete for a spot as a backup player. He will bring size and speed to the kick coverage units and improve the overall athleticism of the roster.
Round 5, Pick 13 (148) (From Raiders)
Chris Greenwood CB 6'1" 193 Albion
Pick Analysis: Bucky Brooks' take: The Lions continue to add pieces to their defense with the selection of Greenwood. He is a height-weight-speed project with the ability to make the squad as a fourth or fifth corner.
Round 6, Pick 26 (196) (From Saints through Dolphins and 49ers)
Jonte Green DB 6'0" 184 New Mexico St.
Pick Analysis: Bucky Brooks' take: Green is another corner the Lions will study to see if they can improve a porous secondary. He will battle for time as a backup/special teams contributor.
Round 7, Pick 16 (223) (From Eagles through Patriots and Vikings)
Travis Lewis OLB 6'1" 246 Oklahoma
Pick Analysis: Bucky Brooks' take: Lewis is another OLB prospect capable of making a contribution as a special teams star. If he can play well enough on kicking units, he could buy enough time to develop into a quality backup.
Elon G Rodney Austin; Penn State G Quinn Barham; Illinois K Derek Dimke; Houston WR Patrick Edwards; William & Mary TE Alex Gottlieb; New Mexico ILB Carmen Messina; Boise State QB Kellen Moore; Weber State OL J.C. Oram; Boise State WR Tyler Shoemaker; Kentucky LB Ronnie Sneed