Detroit Lions new GM Bob Quinn had a very good draft class in 2016, so lets look at what prospects this years draft could bring.
The Lions have two 6th round picks, with one coming from New England in the Van Noy trade.
1st round pick; WR Corey Davis, 6'2" 205 pounds, Western Michigan
On my draft board the best receiver behind Mike Williams. The Lions need youth at WR to develop into a go-to-guy for Matthew Stafford. I really like this prospect a lot and believe he has a bright future in the NFL.
2nd round pick; CB Cameron Sutton, 5'11" 193 pounds, Tennessee
Lions need depth at CB, and Sutton is a great prospect. Very good on special teams as a returner.
3rd round pick; OLB Ryan Anderson, 6'2" 255 pounds, Alabama
A hybrid DE/OLB at Alabama to help the Lions off the edge. Strong tackler with good pass rushing skills.
4th round pick; OLB Josh Carraway, 6'3" 250 pounds, TCU
Another hybrid OLB/DE with good skills off the edge. The Lions are in need of LB help so two choices at this position are needed.
5th round pick; DT Ryan Glasgow, 6'3" 300 pounds, Michigan
Last year Quinn drafted his brother who has been very good at OC for the Lions. Glasgow is strong in the run game, and adds youth to the D-line.
6th round pick; SS Tedric Thompson, 6'1" 205 pounds, Colorado
More depth that is needed in the back of the Lions Defense. Thompson is a quality special teams guy as well.
6th round pick, from New England; CB Ahkello Witherspoon, 6'3" 197 pounds, Colorado
An interesting prospect with below average speed, but very good coverage skills. Witherspoon would be a much higher choice with better strait line speed (4.59 40 yd).
7th round pick, from New England; QB C.J. Beathard, 6' 2" 210 pounds, Iowa
Time for 11-year vet QB Dan Orlovsky to hit the road and the Lions bring in a QB to start developing behind Stafford. The Lions have a young QB in Jake Rudock who has been on the practice squad.