Instant Impact Player
Pitts is a special player who fits the mold of what NFL GM's and coaches are looking for in today's football. He can move around the formation, play in-line, and split out wide. He is very athletic, with great hands. Pitts, a former QB, is a brilliant player. Whoever picks him up will be getting an elite talent.
Other Considerations If Available:
Alabama WR DeVonta Smith or LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase or Trade Up or Trade Back
The Lions have a lot of options in this spot. They can fill any of their primary team needs, LB, WR, or edge. Our first mock draft from January had the Lions taking LB Micah Parson's, who could easily be drafted in the sixth spot, to the eagles, who need an elite LB. The Lions could take a WR, and with Jaylen Waddle available in our mock and the potential of Ja'Marr Chase or DeVonta Smith being available, the temptation to fill their need at WR would be warranted. But the Lions need to improve their defense, and it makes a lot of sense to draft an elite LB or an Edge player to improve their pass rush in this spot. The Lions have pieced together an excellent coaching staff, so it appears they are making the right decisions; the decision to improve on defense will be a key to their future success. We stick to our original mock draft pick from January in this spot, and the Lions go with Penn State LB Micah Parsons.