Lions Land Chase Young and Isaiah Simmons in Blockbuster Mock Draft

John Maakaron

The latest mock draft has the Lions trading with the Carolina Panthers to secure an extra pick in the top 10 of the 2020 NFL Draft. 

Detroit sends

2021 Round 1

2021 Round 3

2022 Round 1 

Carolina sends 

2020 Round 1 (No 7. overall)

This scenario could be very plausible, if Detroit general manager Bob Quinn chooses to be aggressive with the organization's future first-round selections. 

After a disappointing 2019 season, ownership has mandated that Detroit be in playoff contention in 2020. So, why not be as aggressive as possible to acquire two of the premier defenders in this year's NFL Draft? 

In this scenario, Miami would trade up with the Washington Redskins to select quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. 

Defensive end Chase Young would fall to the Lions at No. 3 in a dream-type scenario for Lions fans.

The Giants would add a weapon for Daniel Jones by selecting wide receiver Jerry Jeudy from Alabama with the No. 4 pick. 

Washington would utilize the No. 5 pick -- that was received in the Dolphins trade -- to select the other premier pass rusher in this year's draft -- Derrick Brown from Auburn.

Los Angeles gets its quarterback at No. 6 by selecting Justin Herbert out of Oregon.

This is the time for Detroit to not sit back and to find value in the later rounds. 

By trading with Carolina, Detroit will secure two of the premier players in the 2020 draft. 

Chase Young and Isaiah Simmons would change the culture instantly. 

Mortgaging the future is not as bad as it seems if Quinn and Co. are able to make quality draft selections and acquisitions in free agency. 


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Comments (5)
No. 1-3

Too much to mortgage the future - This is a deep draft


Young and Okudah — That might be worth it to try

The Karras Gamble
The Karras Gamble

Ask the Bears how trading away a couple years' worth of draft capital to win now worked.