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2012 MCM Mock Draft: At #54, The Detroit Lions Select....

With the 54th pick of the 2012 Music City Miracles Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions (represented by MCM Hall Of Famer theologic) select:

Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State University


Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE


Jeff Backus is 34 and the one year deal he just signed reflects the Lions' desire to find a replacement for the aging lineman. The Lions don't generally draft based on need. However, I don't see any players left at 54 that represent enough value to make them draft BPA here. I was tempted to go with Casey Hayward, but I think both he and Sanders are a bit of a reach and Sanders was the better pick for Detroit here. One of the biggest knocks on him is that he needs to get stronger. Playing behind Backus for a year will give him time to add more weight to what has been judged as a good frame. Additionally, Sanders has the flexibility to play both OT positions, which would give Detroit good depth and options since starting ROT Cherilus is only average.

Now on the clock: ltknick and the Atlanta Falcons

  1. (33) St Louis Rams - Mike Adams, OT, OSU
  2. (34) Indianapolis Colts -Alameda Ta'amu, DT, UW
  3. (35) Minnesota Vikings - Stephon Gilmore, CB, USC
  4. (36) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Zach Brown, LB, UNC
  5. (37) Cleveland Browns - Alshon Jeffery, WR, USC
  6. (38) Jacksonville Jaguars - Brian Quick, WR, ASU
  7. (39) St. Louis Rams - Kelechi Osemele, OG, ISU
  8. (40) Carolina Panthers - Janoris Jenkins, CB, UNA
  9. (41) Buffalo Bills - Mohamed Sanu, WR, RU
  10. (42) Miami Dolphins - Brock Osweiler, QB, ASU
  11. (43) Seattle Seahawks - Lavonte David, LB, UN
  12. (44) Kansas City Chiefs - Josh Robinson, CB,UCF
  13. (45) Dallas Cowboys - Jayron Hosley, CB, VT
  14. (46) Philadelphia Eagles - Brandon Thompson, DT, CU
  15. (47) New York Jets - Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
  16. (48) New England Patriots - Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, BSU
  17. (49) San Diego Chargers - Alfonzo Dennard, CB, UN
  18. (50) Chicago Bears - Peter Konz, C, UW
  19. (51) Philadelphia Eagles - Harrison Smith, S, ND
  20. (52) Tennessee Titans - Kevin Zeitler, G, UW
  21. (53) Cincinnati Bengals - Doug Martin, RB, BSU
  22. (54) Detroit Lions - Zebrie Sanders, OT, FSU
  23. (55) Atlanta Falcons -

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