Looking for something completely different in the mock draft-o-sphere in the final days leading into the 2019 NFL Draft? Peter King of NBC offers just that his final (and only) mock draft for the Detroit Lions at no. 8 overall.
King OT Jawaan Taylor
The prediction comes with a condition, however…
I will be surprised if the lions pick Taylor here. The Lions want to trade out, and this is the area for the first offensive lineman — Taylor or Jonah Williams — in what may be a stretch, Andre Dillard — to be picked. Could be Jacksonville, could be Buffalo, or it could be whoever picks at eight. (Man really is selling Taylor to the Lions!) I just can't figure out which team will jump up here.
Taylor has been a popular projection to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who select at. 7 overall. But in King's scenario, the Jaguars jump on Iowa TE. Hockenson ̵
The Florida right tackle has bad power and might be the best run-blocking tackle prospect in this draft. His size and length project all that well to kick inside to right guard, unlike college tackles Jonah Williams or Dalton Risner.