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NFL draft preview: Will Lions move up?

The Detroit News

The Detroit News’ Justin Rogers, Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo dissect the NFL draft, which runs April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

From left, Justin Rogers, Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo break down the NFL draft, which will be April 27-29.

The trio tackles hot topics surrounding this year’s deep talent pool, which features first-round hopefuls like Malik McDowell of Michigan State, Jabrill Peppers and Taco Charlton of Michigan, and Corey Davis of Western Michigan.

Draft experts have predicted the Lions will take a defensive end, linebacker or  cornerback with the 21st pick overall.

The Detroit News panel offers sharp insight as the draft approaches.

Key points

1:58 – Lions GM Bob Quinn’s draft strategy.

4:30 – Under what scenario do the Lions make a deal to move up in the draft?

6:45 – Is Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, whose off-field troubles are well-documented, a realistic choice for the Lions?

10:00 – Malik McDowell or Jabrill Peppers: Who is a bigger risk for an NFL team?

11:51 – Who would be the Lions’ dream pick in the first round?