ESPN's Todd McShay has released his two-rounds deep Mock Draft 4.0, and he's changed who he thinks the Lions will take with their overall tenth pick in the Draft.
Take it for what it is -- one person's prediction of events based on seemingly infinite scenarios. Every analyst has an opinion, and some carry more validity than others based on past experience and success rates.
McShay, considered to be ESPN's lead draft analyst, feels the Lions will stay with picking a defender, but this time McShay says it will be safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix out of Alabama.
While noting that it's early in the draft to be taking a safety, McShay states that the Lions will take Clinton-Dix as opposed to what he thinks the Lions aletrnatives would be -- Taylor Lewan or any cornerback.
Why not Lewan? McShay says he just doesn't see it.
Why not a cornerback? None are worthy of being a top-ten pick, indicates McShay.
It is interesting to note that, while he does predict the Rams trading up to the second overall pick to grab offensive tackle Greg Robinson out of Auburn, he does not show the Lions trading up as rumored this week to be the direction the team may be headed in order to draft wide receiver Sammy Watkins out of Clemson.
Regardless, it will all play itself out on May 8th with the opening round of the NFL Draft.
In the second round, McShay sees the Lions grabbing wide receiver Davante Adams out of Fresno State. McShay thinks Adams would be a great fit opposite Calvin Johnson and alongside free-agent pickup Golden Tate.
In his previous Mock Draft 3.0, McShay had the Lions snagging wide receiver Mike Evans out of Texas A&M.
McShay feels the Houston Texans will grab defensive end Jadeveon Clowney out of South Carolina with the top overall pick.
To see McShay's Mock Draft 4.0, click here.