The Detroit Lions will have the option of selecting two hard-hitting players in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
CBS Sports came out with his last mock draft on Friday and in it Lions general manager Brad Holmes selected 5th after the New York Giants trade and 20th after the Lions decided to trade with the Buffalo Bills to move upstairs.
With the No.5 pick, writer Chris Trapasso picked defenseman Kyle Hamilton and he took on quarterback Malik Willis with the second of the Lions’ two first-round picks.
Hamilton was thrown as one of the Top 10 picks by many experts in the early mock drafts that were released in December.
According to SI’s NFL Draft Bible, “The Notre Dame product exhibits excellent short-zone bursts, long speed, change of direction, and crisp transitions. The oversized safety also has excellent playing strength. Defensive Chess The Fighting Irish have experience in the lunge, in the box, high two, single high and more. In men’s cover, Hamilton is patient and physical; he uses his power to disrupt timing and speed. spacing of a road runner.
Could the Lions front office consider recruiting Goff’s replacement so early in the rebuild?
It remains to be determined, but Willis is an intriguing prospect that will appeal to many league GMs.
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Willis ended his 2021 campaign with 2,857 passing yards and 27 touchdowns. He also had 878 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.
“It means the world to me to be able to see guys faces after becoming the first team to win three consecutive bowl games in school history,” Willis said after Liberty’s bowl victory. “We couldn’t end the season with a loss. It would hurt my heart forever and I didn’t want to go out like this. “
Trapasso explained, “Lions general manager Brad Holmes was in Los Angeles for years when the Rams were football’s most aggressive sales team, and with Willis dropping out he decides to get the quarterback. raw but very talented. “
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