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Detroit Lions 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 6.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 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 2021 Detroit Lions Mock Draft Database.

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

EDSFootball - Hanson (3/5)

7. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

The Lions have signed Tyrell Williams, who missed all of 2020, to a one-year contract this week, but many of the team's top receivers -- Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola, Mohamed Sanu and Jamal Agnew -- are unrestricted free agents as well.

An outstanding route-runner, the sure-handed receiver has been been uber-productive over the past two years. If Smith had declared last year, he would have joined Henry Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy as first-round receivers. This year, he'll join teammate Jaylen Waddle as first-rounders.

Despite the star-studded receiving corps, it was Smith that led the team in receiving yards (1,256) and touchdowns (14) last season. This year, the Heisman Trophy winner really stepped up with the injury to Waddle as he led FBS in receptions (117) and yards (1,856) and is second in touchdowns (23).

ESPN - McShay (3/4)

7. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

It's tough to favor either Chase or Alabama's DeVonta Smith over the other, but the former might have an edge thanks to better physical traits. Perhaps his opt-out season has some forgetting that Chase posted 20 touchdowns and close to 1,800 receiving yards in 2019. The Lions' wide receiver corps is expected to see major turnover over the next few weeks, and new Detroit GM Brad Holmes needs to find some playmakers for the recently acquired Jared Goff.

Michael Rothstein on his fit with the Lions: Wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr., Danny Amendola and Jamal Agnew are set to be free agents, and questions loom about whether Detroit will tag Kenny Golladay or let him walk. Detroit signed veteran Tyrell Williams this week, but the Lions are obviously seeking playmaking cornerstones for their rebuild. Chase fits in that mold perfectly.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Detroit Lions

Throughout the 2020 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 in our consensus Week 17 NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a Week 17 roundup for the Lions in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

Kenny Golladay, WR: A hip injury has limited Golladay to just five games, and if teams fear that to be a long-term concern, it could depress his market somewhat. But assuming Golladay will be fine by the start of next season, he'll be one of the top wide receivers available. Golladay is a proven big-play threat who has averaged 16.9 yards per catch for his career, and his 11 touchdown catches in 2019 led the league.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 30

They should fire everybody who is left right now. This team is a disaster. That showing against the Bucs was as bad as it gets.

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Detroit Lions: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Lions in 2020.

MORE: Team-by-Team List of 2021 NFL Opponents

WeekDateOpponentResults
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13vs. Chicago BearsL 27-23
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20at Green Bay PackersL 42-21
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27at Arizona CardinalsW 26-23
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4vs. New Orleans SaintsL 35-29
Week 5BYE
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18at Jacksonville JaguarsW 34-16
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25at Atlanta FalconsW 23-22
Week 8Sun., Nov. 1vs. Indianapolis ColtsL 41-21
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8at Minnesota VikingsL 34-20
Week 10Sun., Nov. 15vs. Washington Football TeamW 30-27
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22at Carolina PanthersL 20-0
Week 12Thu., Nov. 26vs. Houston TexansL 41-25
Week 13Sun., Dec. 6at Chicago BearsW 34-30
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13vs. Green Bay PackersL 31-24
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20at Tennessee TitansL 46-25
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersL 47-7
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3vs. Minnesota VikingsL 37-35

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Detroit Lions - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Detroit Lions.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
13Jeff OkudahCBOhio State
235D'Andre SwiftRBGeorgia
367Julian OkwaraEDGENotre Dame
375Jonah JacksonGOhio State
4121Logan StenbergGKentucky
5166Quintez CephusWRWisconsin
5172Jason HuntleyRBNew Mexico State
6197John PenisiniDTUtah
7235Jashon CornellDTOhio State

More: Full 2020 NFL Draft Results - Detroit Lions Draft History

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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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