Detroit Lions College Prospects: Week 6

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Here Are Some College Football Players From Week 6 That The Detroit Lions Could Look At In The Upcoming NFL Draft.

Texas (#19) Vs Oklahoma (#7)

On the Texas side of the ball, there are a few players the Detroit Lions could target in the 2019 draft. Front seven prospects include Charles Omenihu, a defensive end projected to go in the later round of the draft. At 6’6″ and 275 pounds, the defensive lineman has the size to play anywhere along Detroit’s line. Breckyn Hager is another defensive end who could fit in on the Lion defense. At 6’3″ and 255 pounds he would likely play outside linebacker in Matt Patricia‘s defense. Finally, Anthony Wheller is a big, fast linebacker with coverage ability who could help the Detroit Lions linebacking corps.

Detroit may consider big cornerbacks Davante Davis (6’2″) or Kris Boyd (6’) after years of seeing Nevin Lawson picked on by larger receivers. Lastly, with Golden Tate about to hit free agency Detroit could consider receiver Collin Johnson as a red zone presence. Standing at 6’6″, he could be a big help to a Lion red zone offense that has struggled heavily in 2018.

Possible future Lions on the Oklahoma Sooners are highlighted by Rodney Anderson. The running back was projected to be one of the top offensive players this year but suffered a season-ending knee injury. With LeGarrette Blount and Ameer Abdullah set to hit free agency, Anderson could be a good late round pick up to pair with Kerryon Johnson.

Marquise Brown is a star receiver who could potentially replace  Tate next year. Last season he had 1095 yards and 7 touchdowns, and through the first five games of this season, he has 675 yards and another 7 touchdowns. The speedy deep threat could be a good fit in the Lions offense.

LSU  (#5) Vs Florida (#22)

LSU features three high-level NFL prospects that would all fit in very nicely in Detroit. Greedy Williams is the top player though. The 6’2″ corner looks to be one of the top defenders in the entire draft next season. If the Lions had a high enough draft pick to pair him opposite of Darius Slay, opposing offenses would have a very hard time passing against the Lions secondary.

Devin White is a projected first rounder who would fit perfectly in the Detroit’s linebacking corps. His biggest strength is pass coverage, which is exactly what the Lions need in that group. Lastly, tight end Foster Moreau could fill a big need for the Lions. The 6’6″260-pound tight end can contribute both through blocking and catching the ball.

The Florida Gators have a few players that could improve the Lions, mostly on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive end/linebacker CeCe Jefferson could fit very nicely into the Lions defensive front, replacing Ziggy Ansah (who is expected to leave in free agency). Jachi Polite plays the same position and could have a similar impact should Detroit draft him.

Tyrie Cleveland is a receiver who could potentially become the third option for Matthew Stafford. The big play receiver averages 18 yards per reception throughout his career.

Notre Dame (#6) Vs Virginia Tech (#24)

Among the future NFL players on the Fighting Irish, Tr’Veon Coney could be Detroit’s most sought after. At 6’1″ and 235 pounds, he does everything well that you’d want from a modern NFL linebacker. He would be a massive upgrade next to Jarrad Davis. Sticking with the theme of matching players, Julian Love is a cornerback who could make a very good tandem with Slay.

Defensive linemen Jerry Tillery is a versatile monster of a man who is a perfect fit for head coach Matt Patricia’s defensive scheme. At 6’7″ and 305 pounds, Tillery physically looks like a Calais Campbell clone. He has the agility to be a fantastic NFL player as well.

From Virginia Tech, Ricky Walker is probably the player of most interest for the Lions. Walker is a very solid defensive tackle prospect, but this is a very strong year for the position. He is likely to be a late-round draft pick.

Other players who could be wearing Honolulu Blue in the future include linebacker/nickel back Mook Reynolds, and linebacker/defensive end Trevon Hill.

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