FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn addresses the media in his annual pre-draft news conference in Allen Park, Mich. The 2020 NFL Draft is April 23-25.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Detroit Lions prepare for key 2020 NFL Draft

With the 2020 NFL Draft just days away, GM Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions prepare to secure their upcoming draft pick for the franchise.

2020 NFL Draft preparation

The 2020 NFL draft this year will be broadcasted virtually due to COVID-19.

As for Lions, they still hold the third overall draft pick in the first round. Also, they have eight other draft slots and are included in all seven rounds. Besides holding the third overall pick in the first round, Detroit has the following:

  • the second-round pick 35th overall)
  • two picks in the third round (67th and 85th overall picks)
  • fourth round (109th overall pick)
  • two in the fifth round (149th and 166th overall picks)
  • a sixth-round pick (182nd overall pick)
  • a seventh-round pick (235th overall pick)

The Lions are looking to fill roster spots on the defensive side making it a key draft for years to come. Sources say the Lions look to draft either cornerback Jeff Okudah out of Ohio State as their main pick or Isaiah Simmons out of Clemson as a back up with their third overall pick.

Quinn called on teams to give him good offers for that 3rd overall pick as he looks to do what is best for his team.

“If I’m going to do something, I think we’ll have a pretty good idea Thursday afternoon of kind of where we stand. I don’t think I’m going to be making a huge decision on trading the No. 3 overall pick while I’m on the clock, while I’m virtually talking to our head coach and our other personnel.”

The first round of the draft will begin on Thursday, April 23, at 8 p.m. and end on April 25 tune in to see who the Detriot Lions draft overall.

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