Josh Katzenstein's NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
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Go through the gallery above (or go HERE for mobile users) to see Josh Katzenstein's NFL Mock Draft 1.0.

With the NFL combine over, most teams can start setting their draft boards for April.

Players still have pro days in which they can help or hurt their stock, but for the most part, scouts already know what they think of prospects based on tape and testing at the combine.

Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins of the Louisville Cardinals plays larger than his 6-foot-1 frame.

This year’s draft isn’t quite as strong at the top as it’s been in recent years, but there is still an immense amount of talent available. Some teams could also get lucky with some value picks as a few of the top prospects have either injury or off-field concerns.

The Lions have avoided taking players with off-field issues the past few years, and new general manager Bob Quinn indicated he would try to sidestep such players, too.

McShay: Lions, others likely to avoid Nkemdiche in 1st round

For now, defensive line, offensive tackle and wide receiver look like the most likely positions for the Lions to target in the first-round. Calvin Johnson’s decision about his future and free agency will alter the Lions’ needs, too.

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