2022 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions 7-round mock

Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)
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Devonte Wyatt, Georgia Bulldogs
Devonte Wyatt, Georgia Bulldogs, Detroit Lions. (Mandatory Credit: Joshua L. Jones-USA TODAY Sports) /

Detroit Lions Mock Draft – Second Round

Devonte Wyatt. 34. DL. Georgia Bulldogs. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 50

After taking two elite Big Ten players in Hutchinson and Dotson in the first round, it would serve the Lions to take an absolute stud off the defensive line of the reigning college football national champions. Around where the Lions are picking in the second round, that guy could be either Jordan Davis or Devonte Wyatt. While Davis likely cracks the top-32, go take Wyatt at No. 34.

Think about how sweet this would be. Having Hutchinson and Wyatt playing alongside and off each other for the next four years in the Lions’ front-seven. While he is not going to be the next Ndamukong Suh for the Lions, that potential pairing might make Detroit great Chris Spielman to want to leave the front office and suit up one last time. Okay, not really, but could you imagine?

Ultimately, Wyatt has tremendous upside at being an elite team’s No. 2 defensive lineman. He showed at Georgia he can play off an outstanding player like Davis. It is a combination of instincts and production that make Wyatt such a compelling prospect. He is climbing up draft boards for a reason. If he does fall out of the first round, the Lions have to use that No. 34 overall pick on him.

This second-round pick is all about getting the Lions elite at one thing as fast as humanly possible.