Detroit Lions 2011 Draft – 4 round
Posted by detroitsportsandmore on January 11, 2011
I am going to continually update this quick mock draft based on players I think are real candidates where the Lions are picking.
Round 1 No. 13 overall – Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
Round 2 No. 45 overall – Robert Sands, SS, West Virginia
Round 3 No. 77 overall – John Moffit, OG, Wisconsin
Round 4 No. 109 overall – Devon House, CB, New Mexico State
Miller appears to have the agility, athleticism, speed, and size to play the strong side. Robert Sands is an over looked safety prospects with amazing size, 6-5 215, great speed, who lays the wood and makes plays. I think he is one of the guys that may be a 2nd round steal if he can elevate his game in the NFL. John Moffit doesn’t get the praise that Carimi gets but I think Moffit is better at moving guys off the ball and is an ideal right guard prospect. I think he has the natural size, strength, and mobility to play at the next level. The running backs, especially a healthy Javhid Best, need someone who can open holes. Devon House is a developmental prospect that would need a year or two of coaching but he has good potential and may be able to contribute early with some NFL experience and coaching. He has the physical tools and a good feel for the position.
Another later round guy to watch is Demarco Murray. I think his skill set will translate well to the NFL. Nate Irving is a good mid round prospect that has the speed and range to cover the weak side line backer spot. Kelvin Sheppard, the ILB from LSU, fits the same bill as Irving.