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Detroit Lions 2013 bold mock draft: Days 2-3

WCSN Detroit Lions beat writer thinks that Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter will be taking passes from quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2013.

WCSN Detroit Lions beat writer thinks that Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter will be taking passes from quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2013.

After selecting Brigham Young defensive end Ezekiel Ansah fifth overall last night, the Detroit Lions still have seven picks remaining in the 2013 NFL Draft, which is fortunate, because they still have quite a few holes to fill. Writing a mock draft is always a fool’s errand, but I want to make some educated guesses and take a stab at mocking where general manager Martin Mayhew will go from here.

I present to you these bold predictions for my 2013 Detroit Lions Days 2 and 3 mock draft.

Mock Draft: Rounds 2 through 7

Round 2, Pick 4 (36th overall): Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

Detroit has their No. 1 receiver in Calvin Johnson and their slot receiver in Nate Burleson, but they need that big burner on the outside. With that extra second-round pick in the holster, Mayhew can pick up a receiver here. Justin Hunter has the size and the downfield speed, but he must work on the drops and improve his run blocking. Let’s just hope that pesky ACL holds up in 2013 and beyond.

Round 3, Pick 3 (65th overall): Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut

Despite taking three corners in last year’s draft and re-signing Chris Houston, Detroit could use more talent in the secondary, and Mayhew has said he wants to add big corners this offseason. At 6’2” and 190 lbs, Blidi Wreh-Wilson fits the bill. In addition to his size, Wreh-Wilson has good closing speed. He could immediately battle with Ron Bartell, Bill Bentley, and Jonte Green for the No. 2 spot.

Round 4, Pick 35 (132nd overall) (compensatory selection): Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina

Marcus Lattimore is a very talented back, but his two knee injuries are a major concern. Still, he’s worth the risk this late in Round 4.

Round 5, Pick 4 (137th overall): Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin

Montori Hughes is a small-school player who could help compensate for the loss of Sammie Lee Hill.

Round 6, Pick 3 (171st overall): Brad Wing, P, Louisiana State

The Lions have needed a good punter, since, well, forever.

Round 7, Pick 5 (211th overall): Braxton Cave, C, Notre Dame

A center who could battle Dominic Raiola for the starting job would be a welcome addition.

Round 7, Pick 39 (245th overall) (compensatory selection): Cody Davis, S, Texas Tech

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bp.
bp.

I am happy for Manti that he is going to SD.  that kid needs to be as close to home as is practicable.

Dom Capers Did Nothing Wrong
Dom Capers Did Nothing Wrong

Think how many contracts the Packers have coming up.  It's likely a lot of these picks are meant to replace some of those guys.  Not the BJ Rajis obviously, but the M.D. Jennings, C.J. Wilsons, and Andrew Quarlesses?  Sure.  The Packers may not draft outstanding tons of outstanding steals like Geno Atkins on day 3, but neither do the Bengals.  What the Packers find are contributors.  And like it or not, at least 40 of the 53 guys on every NFL roster aren't anything more than just "contributors".

adambballn
adambballn

Going back to Hawks game... Hard to keep up here on iPhone.

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I am going to bed. I can't think straight. I will write my articles tomorrow.

Buhlitz
Buhlitz

LOL MINNESOTA. The wild fucking suck. Getting steamrolled by Edmonton LOL. I want DET and CBJ to make the postseason so badly

Buhlitz
Buhlitz

Hey Bears,

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Dom Capers Did Nothing Wrong
Dom Capers Did Nothing Wrong

@Buster Hymen The Packers are one of the few teams that find talent in later rounds with good consistency.  Most everyone else just gets lucky every now and then.  Green Bay has an abnormally high batting average and they're taking full advantage of it.

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Dammit, what is wrong with getting a pick in the 3rd round? There is no way they will be able to sign all these picks anyway, so why not get a few, better picks?

natesweet
natesweet moderator

@tmonson78 I watched Long play in every one of his games last season. He looked good. I was impressed considering his lack of experience.

tmonson78
tmonson78 moderator

@Buster Hymen 

I'll have my first round mock recap up for review tonight.  It can be published whenever you want after that.

natesweet
natesweet moderator

@Buhlitz Nice whale. Now shove it up your ass. Pass and Fail will be determined later and the Bears have a lot of work to do if they are ever going to catch up with the amount of Fail the Loins have produced over the years.

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@TheChainsawNinja It didn't occur to me at first that they could use those extra picks to draft back up. I just don't want them to bring in 13 guys and waive half of them.

bp.
bp.

@Buster Hymen But they barely had to drop.  If TT thinks his next guy will still be there when 109 rolls around, why not?  Then he can maybe trade this year's picks for future picks even.  You don't lose much with the drop they took.

tmonson78
tmonson78 moderator

@___bp___ 

He played guard and tackle at Oregon, and depending on who you read they project him as either.

Buhlitz
Buhlitz

@adambballn If the Wings play the hawks, yall better watch out. Wings are on fucking fire right now and we've played you close all season*

*forget that one game pls

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@TheChainsawNinja I hope so. the last thing this team needs is a cluster of sixth- and seventh-round picks they are going to be forced to waive.

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@jwoude23 Bear Down Yeah, but the Packers don't. They need a few very high-quality players in specific positions.

Buhlitz
Buhlitz

@adambballn We will be going to that. We had tickets for the winter classic last year but it was cancelled and we got free tickets for the one this year

Buhlitz
Buhlitz

@adambballn My girlfriend is a Leafs fan... we're going to be going ot multiple leafs/wings games next year :)

adambballn
adambballn

We will smoke you. I'm hoping they get Anaheim. I'll take my girlfriend up for a game. She's a big Wings fan.

natesweet
natesweet moderator

@Buhlitz @Um... I was surprised by the Bears taking Long. And if he does not pan out, Laugh all you want. I have been watching the Bears drafts in the first round for a long time and they typically do not do what I want them to. So Lions fans, or anyone else laughing at their pick really has no bearing on anything. I really don't care what fans of other teams think about the bears picks. From the time they are made all I care about is if they pan out. Did Long go too early? Yes. Does it matter in the end what anybody thinks about it? No.

And then there is the fact that you just can't take ribbing. There are some smart lions fans whose opinions I do appreciate, you included.  You have been on here long enough to know I am playing about this shit when i get into it. I pretty much like everybody. I'm not good at hatting.

Buhlitz
Buhlitz

@Um... @Buhlitz Lol, I laughed at the bears for their first round draft pick (along with the rest of the NFL).

Now you say "The day I feel like I should take a Loins fan's opinion to heart will hopefully never happen"

Are you seriously discrediting Lions' fans opinions because of the team they root for? What does that have to do with anything? I never thought you'd stoop that low.

natesweet
natesweet moderator

@Buhlitz @Um... Besides. i am just itching for a little conflict. The offseason is sooooo boring. i am tired of being nice.

natesweet
natesweet moderator

@Buhlitz Wow. Your bar is set really low for when you decide to call someone a badass. You rag on the Bears. Does that make you a badass? Seriously. there is just so much more material available to rag on the Lions that the most puny, mentally challenged wimp could pull it off effectively without a hitch. 

natesweet
natesweet moderator

@Buhlitz @Um... The day I feel like I should take a Loins fan's opinion to heart will hopefully never happen, if I am lucky. If the past is any indication, I think I'm in the clear.

natesweet
natesweet moderator

@Buhlitz @Um... Haha. I was laughing the whole time I typed it. So if that is being upset why should I stop?