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A CB at No. 2? ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has Detroit Lions 'Saucing' up first round

If you thought taking a cornerback at No. 3 two years ago was a reach, you'll want to avert your eyes at Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock draft.

Kiper, the ESPN analyst, mocked defensive backs to the Detroit Lions with their two first-round picks Wednesday, including Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner at No. 2.

Gardner has emerged as the top cornerback prospect in this year's draft.

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The Detroit King graduate did not allow a touchdown in his three seasons at Cincinnati, according to Pro Football Focus, and has ideal size and length at 6 feet 3 with 33 1/2-inch arms.