What should the Detroit Lions do with their first two draft picks?

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Why do I have the Detroit Lions going O Line in both of the first two rounds of the NFL Draft? Am I nuts? Well, probably, but not because of my mock draft. The picks I made are for different positions among the big guys up front. And there’s versatility with what I can do here in their starting lineup by plugging in those guys.

Most importantly, their RBs have not been healthy, and they got to do a better job keeping Matt Stafford up right.

23. Detroit Lions, Peter Konz, OG/C, Wisconsin Badgers

Det team needs: CB. LB, OT, OG

Fills a need and leads to an upgrade at the position.

Konz is a redshirt junior from Neenah, Wisconsin who might declare early. Center prospects are hard to figure since they don’t often get drafted very high, but Konz could play another position in the NFL.

Go here for much more on Konz

54. Detroit Lions, Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State

An excerpt: (from NFL mocks)

Pros

His best attribute his is ability to move well in the passing game “range” and to get to the second level in the run game…He has Good size…big wingspan and huge hands (this is the 40 yard dash for OL)…agile…athletic…moves his feet well

Cons

Though he has the body type to fill out he needs to continue to add more strength because he can overwhelmed at the snap by powerful defensive linemen…raw from a technical standpoint…doesn’t have elite awareness…

For the complete first round of my NFL mock draft go here.

Here’s the second round of this mock draft.

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