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Detroit Lions 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Detroit Lions Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Detroit Lions from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Detroit Lions, check out our Detroit Lions Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Lions:

CBS Sports - Edwards (11/25)

1. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

Detroit adds an Oregon star for the second consecutive year. Romeo Okwara and Thibodeaux is an exciting pairing in the Motor City.

24. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

Detroit simply needs to upgrade the talent at wide receiver and Olave is the best option to pair with Amon-Ra St. Brown. He is a polished route runner with sure hands.

NBC Sports Chicago - Morgan (11/24)

1. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

Using exceptional acceleration and balance, Thibodeaux attacks in a variety of ways that keeps offenses guessing. His flexibility allows him to bend and out leverage blockers across the line of scrimmage, while disrupting offensive backfields with regularity. An incredible athlete with length and good functional strength, his abilities could immediately improve a lack luster Lions' pass rush. After ten games, Detroit is allowing 27.3 points per game (30th in NFL) and is in desperate need of a game changing defensive player like Thibodeaux.

24. Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

The Lions have a unique opportunity to draft franchise changing players at two key positions. By possibly using their first pick on an elite pass rusher (Kayvon Thibodeaux), the Lions could use their other first round pick on quarterback, Malik Willis, a dual-threat talent with massive upside. Earlier in the year, Willis was touted as this draft class' most dynamic quarterback and for several weeks he played well. However, a step up in competition led to three losses in his last five games and questionable accuracy concerns. Despite his recent hiccups, Willis' athleticism and cannon arm still make him an attractive commodity for a struggling team like Detroit.

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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Detroit Lions

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Detroit Lions rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Lions in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 32

Most memorable Thanksgiving game: Lions blow out Bears 55-20 on Nov. 27, 1997

In Motown, the annual Turkey Day classic almost has a local Super Bowl-type feel to it, with the buildup, tradition and excitement among loyal fans -- which initially started in 1934. But even in the present day, it's hard to mention the Lions franchise without it being highlighted by a legendary moment from Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders. The 1997 Thanksgiving Day game was one of those special moments at the Pontiac Silverdome, where his 167 rushing yards and three touchdowns helped the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 55-20. Sanders helped Detroit come from behind with big touchdown runs of 40, 25 and 15 yards after the Lions trailed 17-3 in the first half. -- Eric Woodyard

NFL.com -- Rank: 32

The Lions will take the field on Thanksgiving as a winless team for the third time in franchise history. Detroit fought hard in a 13-10 loss to the Browns, but extreme effort that ends in defeat is the type of Groundhog Day outcome that must wear on a locker room when it happens over three straight months. D'Andre Swift has been a bright spot, but it's clear the Lions don't have their future quarterback currently on the roster. Tim Boyle did very little in his opportunity to start in place of an injured Jared Goff, and David Blough's third-string status is a damning indictment of his own place in the NFL firmament. Just win (one), baby.

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Detroit Lions: 2021 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Lions in 2021.

MORE: 2021 NFL Strength of Schedule

Week 1Sun., Sept. 12vs. San Francisco 49ersL 33-41
Week 2Mon., Sept. 20at Green Bay PackersL 17-35
Week 3Sun., Sept. 26vs. Baltimore RavensL 17-19
Week 4Sun., Oct. 3at Chicago BearsL 14-24
Week 5Sun., Oct. 10at Minnesota VikingsL 17-19
Week 6Sun., Oct. 17vs. Cincinnati BengalsL 11-34
Week 7Sun., Oct. 24at Los Angeles RamsL 19-28
Week 8Sun., Oct. 31vs. Philadelphia EaglesL 6-44
Week 9BYE
Week 10Sun., Nov. 14at Pittsburgh SteelersT 16-16 (OT)
Week 11Sun., Nov. 21at Cleveland BrownsL 10-13
Week 12Thu., Nov. 25vs. Chicago BearsL 14-16
Week 13Sun., Dec. 5vs. Minnesota VikingsW 29-27
Week 14Sun., Dec. 12at Denver Broncos4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 19vs. Arizona Cardinals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 26at Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 2at Seattle Seahawks4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 9vs. Green Bay Packers1:00 PM / Tickets

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Detroit Lions - 2021 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2021 NFL Draft picks selected by the Detroit Lions.

17Penei SewellOTOregon
241Levi OnwuzurikeDTWashington
372Alim McNeillDTNorth Carolina State
3101Ifeatu MelifonwuCBSyracuse
4112Amon-Ra St. BrownWRUSC
4113Derrick BarnesLBPurdue
7257Jermar JeffersonRBOregon State

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Detroit Lions Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2021 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Matthew Stafford Average Draft Position

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