National Football Post draft analyst Wes Bunting and ESPN’s Todd McShay have both released their second NFL mock draft’s and each has the Lions selecting Georgia guard Cordy Glenn with the 23rd pick in April’s NFL Draft.
“The Lions need to improve both their tackle and guard spots on the offensive line and Glenn has the talent to play either spot,” Bunting wrote.
“He’s a gifted athlete for his size with natural movement skills and if he can ever put it all together he has the skill set to play at a high level in the NFL.
McShay on Glenn:
“There is no cornerback or linebacker available who is worth this pick, so it might be an opportunity for the Lions to trade back with at team looking to trade up and get a quarterback like Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M) or Brock Osweiler (Arizona State),” McShay wrote.
“If not, Glenn is a solid pick. He has the size and power to thrive at guard in the NFL and could develop into a solid right tackle at some point. He held up well against top pass-rushers at the Senior Bowl but is still a work in progress at that position.”
The Lions have three players (T Jeff Backus, C Dominic Raiola and G Stephen Peterman) who are 30 and older and general manager Martin Mayhew said after the season it’s an issue the team needs to address.
Bunting and McShay feel the same way, apparently.
Mock drafts can’t be taken too seriously before the combine, individual workouts and interviews have even been conducted, but they get fans talking, and that’s fun.
Tags: Dominic Raiola, Jeff Backus, Martin Mayhew, Stephen Peterman
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