Lions Get Pass Rusher and Fill Receiving Need in Latest CBS Sports Mock Draft
John Maakaron of SI All Lions explores why defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand was released by the Detroit Lions.
Another day. Another mock draft.
This one, appearing courtesy of CBS Sports' Josh Edwards, has Brad Holmes and the Detroit Lions picking No. 1 overall and No. 23 overall (via the L.A. Rams) in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Detroit has a variety of needs to address heading into the offseason and chief among them is its pass-rushing unit.
As a team, the Lions have generated just 1.5 sacks a game in 2021. The only team with a worse sack rate has been the Atlanta Falcons, with 1.4 sacks per game.
It just so happens a potentially generational pass rusher sits atop many draft pundits' draft boards: Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux.
The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder has logged 12 tackles for loss this season, including seven sacks. Meanwhile, EDGE defender Charles Harris, an impending free agent, leads all Lions defenders with four sacks.