While many current nationwide mock drafts have projected the Lions to decide on Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson, a few of area Lions mocks have turned in a distinctive direction: Clemson EDGE Clelin Ferrell.
Ferrell was a reasonably typical projection during the season, and the 6-5, 260-pound move rusher absolutely fits the profile of what the staff is envisioned to want at the EDGE posture.
Justin Rogers of the Detroit Information projected Ferrell to the Lions at No. 8 in his hottest 1st-spherical mock draft. Rogers notes,
The Lions probably would appreciate the prospect to trade down and incorporate equity, and they may well be ready to do so if there’s a quarterback on the board that passions numerous teams. At No. 8, Ferrell presents a significant-ground edge defender who is familiar with how to use his energy and duration to make plays in the backfield, recording 38 tackles for decline around the previous two seasons.
Lions Wire editor Jeff Risdon (speaking listed here in third person) also tabbed Ferrell to Detroit with the best-10 choose in my hottest mock draft at RealGM. With Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams all off the board, Ferrell’s variety appears to be viable,
Ferrell checks the bins the Lions want in upgrading the move rush: he can line up in numerous places and strategies and plays the operate extremely perfectly on his way to the QB. Lower ceiling than the move rushers earlier mentioned him listed here but his capability to create force on his possess is underrated.
Ferrell and the rest of the defensive finishes will do the job out in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 3rd, during the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.