The Detroit Lions performed well in the 2021 “Detroit Community Simulation Ceremony” and their position is very interesting. As expected, although the top three draft picks were all quarterbacks, offensive tackles ran unexpectedly, and center back Mika Parsons was also a bit early.
This allows the Lions to choose any of the top pass receivers in this draft, as well as a quarterback. Many people believe that quarterbacks can become franchisees for many years to come. As a reminder, this is the reason for the board’s decline so far.
So far, the POD community simulation draft has selected:
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence (QB), Clemson (Clemson)
- New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
- San Francisco 49ers: Trey Lance of QB, North Dakota
- Cincinnati Bengals: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwest
- Miami Dolphins: Pennsylvania State University, Micah Parsons (Micah Parsons)
Now, let us briefly introduce the more popular choice of Seven-point Lion.
Louisiana State University WR Ja’Marr Chase
When it comes to the physical tools needed to become an NFL receiver, Chase is the complete software package. Although his LSU video shows a large physical receiver, usually winning by bullying the opponent’s middle school, he proved in this week’s professional game that he also has NFL speed and can also use his feet to separate.
WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
Waddle may have performed the best in the draft, and he is also a very good route runner. During the Crimson Tide, his speed is absolutely obvious, but the annual output is eclipsed by the extremely large receivers in Alabama. He is shorter at 5 feet 10 feet, but he has all the other physical tools in his arsenal. However, he did not run in professional competitions because Waddle is still probably not 100% injured due to injuries.
WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
Smith, the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy, is absolutely unstoppable in 2020. He led the NCAA reception (117), receiving yards (1856), touchdowns (23!!) and even punt return yards (237).
Smith is a top route runner. If he goes all out in Alabama’s professional games, his speed and agility numbers will be very different. A big question for Smith is whether a person of his size can gain a foothold in the NFL. He is only 6 feet 1 foot tall, but only 175 pounds, his body type is extremely rare, and there are not many successful NFL receivers who have achieved successful careers:
More than 2500 height and weight WRs are recorded in the RAS database.
From 2000 to 2020, there are more than 2,100 people.
Those ones? Those who are less than 6 pounds tall and weigh less than 180 pounds are only 27 years old.
Those ones? Since 2000, only one receiver has exceeded 750 reception yards in one season through these measurements.
-Kent Lee Pratt (@MathBomb) January 3, 2021
Does Smith have enough to break the norm?
TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
Some people think that Kyle Pitts is the most talented pass receiver in this draft, but occupying a difficult finishing point in the top 10 (again) is for those who have been thinking of position value for the past few years. It will be a difficult choice for Lions fans who are’Lions’. Ranked in the top ten there. Pitts performed well in this week’s game. His ridiculous career includes the longest wingspan recorded in the past 20 years, recording the tense situation of the past 20 years, and accompanied by an astonishing 4.44 40-yard sprint.
Those also appeared on the tape. Pitts’s catching radius is almost impossible, and when he is lining up outdoors, he will definitely resist the top SEC cornerbacks. Although he is unlikely to switch to a full-time job as an external receiver, he is talented.
Ohio QB Justin Field
For whatever reason, in this draft, Fields did not get the hype of the top three quarterbacks. Perhaps this is the poor legacy of the Ohio State quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), or perhaps this is the general belief that Fields is having trouble in his development.
But it’s hard not to see that his game also has an overwhelming advantage. His athleticism puts him firmly in the “dual threat quarterback” category popular in the NFL today, and he also has a cannon. But his best quality is something he rarely learns at the next level: accuracy. According to PFF’s 2021 NFL Draft Guidelines, his adjusted completion rate is 80.8, ranking second in the United States.
With the top five candidates listed, it’s time for you to vote. Erik Schlitt’s draft pick will arrive later on Friday, but if you put on his shoes, who would you pick?
Who should the Lions choose in our community mock draft?
WR Ja’Marr Chase
WR Jaylen Ward
Sid von Smith
TE Kyle Pitts
QB Justin Field
758 votes in total