Detroit Lions absurdly early 2025 NFL mock draft roundup

We aren’t even 24 hours out from the end of the 2024 NFL Draft and draft analysts have already begun making their picks for the Detroit Lions and the rest of the league for the 2025 NFL Draft, which is still an entire year away.

It takes a different breed to look that far into the future, but I can’t knock the hustle. What I can knock is the fact that none of these mock drafts have the Lions picking at No. 32 overall, which means the analysts do not believe Detroit will win the Super Bowl this coming season.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, only one of the mocks has the Lions picking lower than No. 28, signifying that these analysts also aren’t confident in Detroit making it back to the NFC Championship Game.

Taking our Lions hat off for a second, It’s hard to blame them. After all, it is very difficult to achieve back-to-back conference title game appearances. That said, if there’s any team capable of doing it, it’s the Lions and their talented roster.

Putting all of that aside for a moment, here’s a look at who experts have the Lions drafting in 2025, along with where they have Detroit taking the future prospects.

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press

The pick: DL Nic Scourton, Texas A&M (No. 26)

Russo: “Purdue transfer has a chance to be a force in the SEC.”

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports

The pick: DL Shemar Turner, Texas A&M (No. 29)

Wilson: “Turner had a breakout campaign in 2023, finishing the season with 10.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. He’s an athletic, bendy defensive lineman with positional versatility; he can align as a 3-4 DE but also has the length to play inside the next level.”

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Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY

The pick: G Donovan Jackson, Ohio State (No. 27)

Middlehurst-Schwartz: “The 6-4, 320-pound Jackson is experienced and savvy. Kevin Zeitler just turned 34 and probably isn’t much more than a stopgap solution for Detroit on the interior.”

Blake Brockermeyer, 247Sports

The pick: WR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State (No. 27)

Brockermeyer: “Egubka is versatile enough to play anywhere on the field, is an excellent route-runner and causes damage in the open field, despite lacking elite speed. He’s comfortable being the WR2 and playing wherever he needs to, so that makes him a good fit in the team-first culture of Detroit, but make no mistake that the former five-star recruit is very talented.”


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