2013 Lions Mock Draft

(Updated 1/23)

Round 1 - Ezekiel Ansah DE, BYU, 6'6" 270

Ansah has some work to do, but his ceiling is extremely high. A strong combine would put him into top-10 territory. There are some concerns about Ansah because he is so raw which could possibly push his draft stock down, in which case the Lions would be wise to snagging them with their 2nd round pick even if it means trading up.

Round 2 - Khaseem Greene OLB/S, Rutgers, 6'1" 230

Greene is a little undersized to be a linebacker in the NFL, but he was an extremely productive player at the collegiate level and a team leader. Greene was originally a safety so he could possibly transition back in the NFL.

Round 3 - Margus Hunt DE, SMU, 6'8" 280

Hunt has to work on his technique, but his size and athleticism give him a high ceiling. If the Lions aren't able to retain Cliff Avril they could snag Hunt and plug him in.

Round 4 - Sent to Minnesota Vikings.

Round 5 - Christine Michael RB, Texas A&M, 5'11" 215

Michael saw limited playing time at Texas A&M due to his position on the depth chart, but he is a play-maker with the size and speed to add a dimension to the Lions' offense they sorely miss without Jahvid Best.

Round 6 - Tyrann Mathieu CB, LSU, 5'9" 175

Mathieu was a big time play-maker in college who flamed out  because of major discipline issues. I don't exactly trust the coaches to succeed with a player with discipline issues, but if he does fall to the sixth round it's worth a shot. Mathieu would provide a boost to the special teams as a returner and valuable depth on defense.

Round 7 - Michael Williams TE, Alabama, 6'6" 270

When Reiff becomes a full-time starer in 2013 the Lions will need a tight end to play in the backfield similar to how they used Reiff in 2012. Williams is a stellar run-blocker and has the size to be a factor in the red zone.

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