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PFF Shocks Lions Fans with Latest Mock Draft

In a mock draft released Tuesday, PFF has the Lions selecting Jeff Okudah from Ohio State. Read why Lions fans were shocked.

Many NFL pundits agree that Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is among the most talented defensive players in this year's draft.

It is believed he is ready to join an organization and immediately pay dividends.

Some have even called Young a "generational talent" due to his relentless ability to pass rush and disrupt the game plan of the opposition.

It is widely assumed if Young fell to the Lions at No. 3 overall, general manager Bob Quinn would trip over himself to hand in Detroit's selection.

Young would fit right in, and immediately bolster Detroit's weakest unit from 2019.

Not so fast, according to Pro Football Focus

In PFF's latest mock draft, Detroit passed on Young, and decided to select former Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah. 

"There’s an obvious debate between Okudah and his teammate, Chase Young, but the Lions’ man-coverage attack desperately needs more options on the back end, and Okudah’s production and measurables make him the top cornerback on the PFF draft board. Okudah has excellent movement size, speed and movement skills — all excellent fits for what the Lions need opposite new cornerback Desmond Trufant on the outside."

Oftentimes, Quinn has not drafted the player that everybody felt was the best player available.

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While it is quite difficult to conceive Detroit passing on Young, more and more pundits are verbalizing that Lions head coach Matt Patricia's defense values cover cornerbacks much more than pass rushers. 

However, it still would shock many here at SI All Lions if Detroit passed on Young -- if he was still available to be chosen at No. 3 overall.


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