Detroit Lions' 2018 draft: Analysis for every pick
The Detroit Lions have finished their NFL Draft, and now it's time to reflect on their decisions. They entered the draft with six picks, and.get can how
After all, while the team needed some help on the offensive line, the first round may have seemed a little rich. No running back? Improving the running game — a longstanding problem in Detroit — was also a clear theme in this draft, and the second round selection of Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson was a big step in the right direction. Add in the fact that they selected a fullback in the seventh round, and the transformation was in gear. Bob Quinn has stated that it generally takes two years before you can properly evaluate a draft class , however we here at SideLion Report are impatient.
Here's what you need to know about all the Lions' selections in the NFL draft.
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The Detroit Lions kick off a three-day rookie minicamp next week, and that means their six draft picks are kicking off their NFL careers. He was a surprising choice as the 20th overall pick, so expectations will be huge for the massive Arkansas center. That means he must immediately lock down the center job and play really well this season. No one should expect Pro-Bowl level play from Ragnow, and certainly there will be some mistakes every rookie makes. But he must be more of a solution than a problem on the offensive line, which means demonstrating consistency and not being a weak link. Fair or not, Johnson is going to have to exorcise the demons of recent running backs who have been high draft pick failures, like Jahvid Best, Mikel Leshoure and Ameer Abdullah. That means the expectation is for Johnson to play a significant role in the run game, either as a starter or as a key backup.
2018 Detroit Lions Draft