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Mel Kiper’s latest 2-round mock has the Lions getting value in 1st and reaching in the 2nd

The 2021 NFL Draft is just over two weeks away and analysts are producing mock drafts at a persistent pace. Recently, ESPN’s Mel Kiper put out his latest two-round mock draft and while he stayed consistent in giving the Detroit Lions a wide receiver—his previous mock had them landing DeVonta Smith—this time they managed to grab the top option.

Here’s how it played out, leading up to the Lions pick at No. 7:

  1. New York Jets - Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
  2. San Francisco 49ers - Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
  3. Miami Dolphins trade with Atlanta Falcons - Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  4. Atlanta Falcons - Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

With the top wide receivers all on the board, as well as QB Justin Fields (Ohio State) and OL Rashawn Slater (Northwestern), the Lions had plenty of options to choose from.