MIKE O'HARA

Mike O'Hara hosts Media Mock Draft

Posted May 6, 2014

You see their faces and hear their voices, and now you get to see what they think the Lions should do with the 10th pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

You see their faces and hear their voices, and now you get to see what they think the Lions should do with the 10th pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Metro Detroit’s radio and television personalities give their opinion on what the Lions should do in a Media Mock Draft for Detroitlions.com.

Don’t touch that dial – or the remote.

Here are the predictions:

Matt Shepard, WDFN AM 1130 morning host:
DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
“Security for the future, impact for now.”

Tom Leyden, WXYZ-Channel 7 sports director:
CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
“I like the size and skill, and the ability to return kicks.”

Dan Miller, Fox 2 sports director, Lions’ play-by-play voice:
TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina
“You get versatility at the position. You can move him to the slot or as an outside receiver, and he’ll be a starter for the Detroit Lions for the next 10 to 12 years.”

Rob Parker, WDIV-Channel 4 contributor/co-host of Parker & The Man, WDFN AM 1130:
CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
“The Lions need a playmaker in their Swiss cheese secondary and a talented and athletic cornerback. If they want to beat the Bears and Packers, it’s defense they want. Gilbert would help a lot.”

Steve Courtney, WJR AM 760 sports director:
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
“I thought a trade up would be afoot to get Sammy Watkins, but I don’t see it happening. It’s too expensive. Ha Ha would be a nice complement to Glover Quin.”

Doug Karsch, Karsch & Anderson, WXYT FM 97.1 :
CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
“The guy made plays, and that’s exactly what the Lions need in that secondary. I know they were looking to add a playmaker in the secondary, and I’m not convinced that they think James Ihedigbo is the answer.”

Scott “The Gator” Anderson, Karsch & Anderson, WXYT FM 97.1:
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
“If they stay at 10 I’m thinking Ha Ha – not funny but the safety. I wouldn’t be that happy. I want them to trade down and take Ryan Shazier. Dix will be a playmaker that they need on the back end who should see plenty of action in the pass-happy NFL – even if he doesn’t start.”

Drew Lane, “Drew and Marc” host, WMGC FM 105.1 :
DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
“While there are more attractive players (Mack, Evans, Watkins), they’ll be gone by 10. If the Lions stay put, they can draft the best player at a premium position. You can never have enough DTs, especially when two expensive ones (Fairley, Suh) may be gone after next year. There is a lot of value in later rounds to fill the needs of cornerback and wide receiver.”

Jennifer Hammond, Fox 2 sportscaster and Lions reporter:
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
“I like that he’s a hard hitter, and he’s a ball hawk. The defensive backfield is such a question mark. I don’t think the defense will take the next step up front until they lock down the back end.”