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3 Players Lions Could Select in Second Round of NFL Draft

Detroit currently holds the 35th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

The Lions currently possess the 35th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

In many mock drafts, the Lions are selecting an impact player on defense in the first two rounds.

The defense is the primary area of need for Detroit, and must be addressed in the higher rounds of this year's draft.

There are also mock drafts, though, that have Detroit selecting an offensive player with its second-round pick.

Could Detroit target a running back, quarterback or wide receiver in the second round?

Here is a look at three potential players the Lions could draft in the second round this year:

LB Terrell Lewis, Alabama

According to The Draft Network:

"Looks the part as an NFL rusher. Rocked up and high cut, with long limbs and good flexibility. Violent style of rushing with a good willingness to attack inside moves and stunts with his shoulder and full momentum, looking to disrupt. Unafraid of fighting in close quarters with tackles and wins late rush reps with high intensity and physicality. Can use length and hand placement in flashes to generate significant displacement on power rushes, with lock-out ability in his arms to generate separation and work to shed. Explosiveness to the quarterback/ball-carrier is exciting to see as a potential 3-4 OLB and space player."


QB Jordan Love, Utah State

The buzz surrounding Love started in 2018 when he passed for 3,567 yards and 32 touchdowns. 

In 2019, he passed for 3,402 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Love has moved up the quarterback draft boards rapidly since declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft.

He has displayed a rocket for an arm, and has a solid touch on deep passes. 

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Pocket presence is another one of his strengths, and he has displayed some mobility in cases where the pocket has collapsed around him.


LB Josh Uche, Michigan

Uche impressed many with his performance in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl.

Detroit will find his versatility highly appealing, and that is why Uche will be Detroit's selection in the second round.

Adding a quality linebacker -- like Uche -- will help next year's defense limit running backs and tight ends.



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