Final preparations for the Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux arrives on the edge of No. two

After months of speculating on what could be the most unexpected NFL Draft in years, you may have heard enough. And we have said enough. So, let’s get to that.

With the help of The Draft Network’s (premium) simulator, we take a final crack to figure out how the Lions’ week will go.

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Section 1, No. 2: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon

To be honest: We do not know for sure, but if Travon Walker goes to No. 1 for the Jaguars, we expect the Lions to land at Kayvon Thibodeaux and Aidan Hutchinson at No. 2. Possibility Hutchinson is a choice – his personality is in line with Dan Campbell’s culture and the potential within Aaron Glenn’s defense cannot be ignored. Even the reputation of Thibodeaux as the best runner in the class. The Thibodeaux game is expected to continue to mature but its roof of the game as a passing athlete feels good. Lions are not afraid of personality and culture in Campbell’s locker room, if properly constructed (so far, well), it would be a good place for him.

In the end, we went and got acquainted with Brad Holmes and Thibodeaux from years of research work as the choice here. But it is very difficult. – Nick Baumgardner

Section 1, No. 32: Trade to Saints for 49, 98, 2023 fifth choice

Round 2, No. 34: Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

We were eager to leave No. 32, either as Derek Stingley Jr., Kyle Hamilton or one of the top receivers stepped down, or down to choose. Commercial choices have not really happened, which is why Saints sell. Another way from the Seahawks, just to chew: Nos. 40, 145 and 229 for 32.

The 34-year-old still featured Cine, Georgia linebackers Nakobe Dean and Quay Walker, and recipients such as Christian Watson, Skyy Moore and George Pickens. Cine was chosen because of the powerful combination he provides as a top-notch protection that can fit into a box. Mikango have to check this out in preparation, and do this before you go deep into Day 2. Chris Burke

Round 2, No. 49: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

Muma (6-3, 239) has been one of our favorite players in the class – and there are several, including others (Christian Harris and Leo Chenal) who were present for us here. But Mom can hide, fight for anything and just play. Need to be filled. Muma (formerly defensive) has plans to play alongside Derrick Barnes for a long time – he also has a temporary rivalry as the Lions continue to expand the next room.

To the many receptive fans out there: We just missed Pickens and Watson here, when we delivered them to Cine for the first time. – baumgardner

Line 3, No. 66: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

If the Lions are in the top 40 receiver games – there should be one of the top 20 and one at the end of Round 1 / early-Round 2 – then the top of Round 3 would be a good place to look. price. Our controversy here went down to Tolbert or the physical, 6-3 Cincinnati winger Alec Pierce.

Tolbert has a lot more to it as a receiver around, and the Lions are very fond of his ability to get out of the Senior Bowl. They can be dangerous outside of the unit, too, as a stand-alone threat with dangerous body control in the atmosphere. – burk

Coby Bryant could be a good fit for Aaron Glenn’s corner. (Matthew Emmons / USA Today)

Line 3, No. 81 (trade with Giants for No. 97 and 177): Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

We decided we didn’t want to wait. Bryant is a good, corner corner of Dan Campbell-Aaron Glenn all the way. Produced by the well-known Glenville High School program Ted Ginn Sr. in Cleveland, Bryant touches on courage and consistency. In a nutshell: It’s a dog. All the way. His test behavior does not leave the chart (4.54 40, 7.31-second three-cone), but it is very difficult to beat people.

Probably not the answer to any CB1 problems. But Bryant (6-1, 193) is a very good player and very competitive. He was a two-time captain on a defensive program that went 22-2 over his last two years. – baumgardner

Line 3, No. 98: Luke Goedeke, OL, Central Michigan

A tough fight for Central Michigan who is due to defend in the NFL, Goedeke was half of the two who fought Jim McElwain and the Chips (against Bernhard Raimann) and combined violence and sport. These Lions crew members admire all in their frustrated teams, not one without the other. – baumgardner

Line 6, No. 181: Otito Ogbonnia, DT, UCLA

Another Representation of the Senior Bowl – Ogbonnia played for Jets staff, on the National Team. He’s a 324-pounder whose natural fit lies in the nose, where the Lions already have Alim McNeill and John Penisini assistant. In this defense, Ogbonnia can be much older than the latter, meaning that the lions could hit harder and allow him to attack other opportunities. They can explode when things are going well. – burk

Line 6, No. 217: Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU

Methods like Jamaal Williams from Jamaal Williams’ alma mater. Allgeier is a great (224 pound), impatient man who could have excelled in the Detroit conspiracy, plus he has scored 42 combined goals in his last two years. BYU led him to start repaying debt at some point in his career – he faced 26 setbacks in 2019.

This can also be a solid last resort. The Lions still need to know what it is like behind TJ Hockenson, so the Cole Turner of Nevada or even the Michigan State hybrid fullback / solid end Connor Heyward could be exciting here. – burk

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Nick Baumgardner: When we sold 32 and saw what was there, I believe my real words (stealing George Costanza) to you were: “Oh, well, this is all closed.” If I had a choice at 2, I could have taken Hutchinson. But I think the three players above will be very good. The whole group, after the sale, was shocked.

My last thought about the Detroit Lions coming up for the event is this: Holmes and the company have a great opportunity to shorten this rebuilding defense right now. The board is deep where the Lions want it to be deep.

Chris Burke: I would have had Hutchinson as a little fan to pick Thibodeaux. But this – like a lion’s den – is a place to work. Everything else went very well. My concern was that, in trading for Bryant, we could end our findings by supporting No. 32. I think it was worth it, though. I like this pull.

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