Detroit Lions 2020 mock draft: Full 7 rounds

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3rd round

Jonathan Greenard. 67. player. 840. . EDGE. Gators

Pass rush help is another area the Lions figure to focus on in the early rounds, but there aren’t a whole lot of names who make sense from a value perspective in rounds one or two. Instead, the team heads to the Swamp to add former Gator, Jonathan Greenard.

Greenard is a tough, explosive pass rushing talent with excellent length and versatility to help out in whatever capacity new defensive coordinator Cory Undlin sees fit. He has been dinged up quite a bit during his career, but if the medicals check out, he’s a great value for Detroit at the top of round three.

. CB. Bulldogs . Cameron Dantzler. 85. player. 893

Just because I have the Lions going defensive line early doesn’t mean they won’t load up on secondary players in subsequent rounds.

Missisippi State’s Cameron Dantzler is another long, physical cornerback who would pair nicely with the team’s second-rounder Jaylon Johnson. Dantzler isn’t nearly the physical, aggressive tackler that Johnson is but has excellent technique in man coverage and the ability to disrupt at the catch point.

I see Detroit doubling up on corners early in this draft, and the Johnson/Dantzler combination makes a ton of sense.