McShay: La'el Collins to Lions, Waynes to Vikings

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Another mock draft, and another possibility for the Detroit Lions.

ESPN's Todd McShay unveiled his "2015 NFL Mock Draft 5.0" on Wednesday (pay site), and in his fifth version, McShay has the Lions selecting offensive tackle La'el Collins out of LSU with the 23rd pick.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Collins visited the Lions on Wednesday, along with Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton and Louisville offensive lineman Jamon Brown.

"Collins doesn't have the prototypical length or athleticism for an NFL left tackle," McShay wrote, "but that's OK, because the Lions need help on the interior of the line and possibly at right tackle. Collins could handle either role, utilizing his massive frame and above-average quickness to be an efficient blocker in both the running and passing games."

McShay had the Lions selecting Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown in his last mock draft, and had Florida center Cameron Erving headed to Detroit in his third version.

Trae Waynes, a cornerback out of Michigan State, is slated by McShay to head to the Vikings at No. 11, up four spots from McShay's last mock draft.

"Coach Mike Zimmer ideally wants two corners who can hold up in press-man coverage," McShay wrote, "and Waynes is the best CB prospect in this draft and best-suited for press-man, with very good straight-line speed and technique."

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