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You know their names, and in most cases their faces and voices, too.

And you might remember their first-round picks for the Detroit Lions in recent years.

They're back again this year for the annual Detroit Lions Media Mock Draft. As in past years, they get a dream pick and a reality pick for which player the Detroit Lions will draft 20th overall in the first round.

Here is our panel, and their picks:

Dan Miller: FOX2 sports director/anchor and Lions play-by-play voice:

Dream pick:DE Bradley Chubb, NC State

This would be a pick for today and tomorrow. You can never have enough guys that are capable of playing three downs and pressuring the quarterback. He would also give them some insurance in case Ziggy can't stay healthy and some flexibility when his deal is up after this season.

Realistic pick:DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA

I could have gone with a few defensive linemen here. Feels like that's where the board will meet the team's needs in this spot. See the above reasons for grabbing an edge guy, and they apply here. Could be gone but my gut is that they end up either going D-line or interior O-line in this spot.

Steve Courtney: Sports director, host WJR-760 Lions flagship.

Dream pick: RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State

He has the ability to make an impact immediately. He's athletic. A go-to guy. An impact player.

Realistic pick: DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan

I've seen a lot of Michigan games. I think he's NFL-ready. He's technically sound. He adds to a position of need. Ken Brown: Mitch Albom Show, WJR-760 Lions flagship.

Dream pick: DE Bradley Chubb, North Carolna State

The Lions move up to draft Ziggy Ansah's replacement and new anchor, Chubb, whose brother, Brandon, is already on the roster as a linebacker.

Reality pick: DT Vita Vea, Washington

The Lions have a giant uniform left over from Haloti Ngata leaving. They fill it with another giant, Vita Vea.

Jamie Samuelson: 97.1 The Ticket morning co-host.

Dream Pick:DT Vita Vea, Washington or RB Derrius Guice, LSU

I'm not trying to cheat by taking two players for a dream pick. I just think Vea will be long gone by the time the Lions pick at 20 and I really hope that they take Guice. I'm tired of the Lions using later round picks or free agency to address the RB position. The time has come for them to use their top pick on their top need, and that's running back.

Realistic pick: Edge rusher Harold Landry, Boston College

I think they're scared about their lack of depth on the defensive line and will take Landry or Marcus Davenport, and to me Landry has the biggest upside of the players that will still be available. Mike Stone: 97.1 The Ticket co-host.

Dream pick:DT Vita Vea, Washington.

He won't be there. A Haloti Ngata clone – he will be a fixture for years.

Realistic pick: LB Leighton Van Der Esch, Boise State

Matty P loves him some linebackers, and despite the fact he only started one year, Van Der Esch could be a stud. Plus, most mocks don't have the Lions interested, so I think they are playing it close to the vest.

Matt Shepard: 1130-AM the Fan host, Fox Sports Detroit.

Dream pick:G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

In today's NFL, especially the NFC North, you have to be able to put pressure on the quarterback. The Lions didn't do that nearly enough last year. They also couldn't protect their QB or run the ball. The three best players in this year's draft are Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb and Nelson. Nelson would fix a lot of issues and be my dream pick.

Realistic pick:DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan

He's a high-motor, productive player who's excellent against the run and can collapse the pocket. He fills a need.

Devin Scilian: WDIV-Channel 4 news anchor/musician.

Dream pick:DT Vita Vea, Washington

I don't think it's a coincidence that the Lions' defense fell apart just as Haloti Ngata went down last year. I'd love to find another DT who comes with his own area code. Vita Vea would fill the bill, but I fear he'll be long gone by No. 20.

Realistic pick:Edge rusher Marcus Davenport, UTSA

More likely, it's an edge rusher (at No. 20) – Marcus Davenport, who'll be available.

Ryan Ermani:FOX2 news reporter.

Dream pick:RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State

You said dream pick, so I did. The guy is a flat-out difference maker. Seeing what rookie RB's like Leonard Fournette, Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt did for their teams last year, the Lions would be wise to follow suit and get an impact runner with a high-round pick. 

View photos of NFL prospect Harold Landry.

Realistic Pick:Edge rusher Harold Landry, Boston College

The Lions have hired a defensive-minded guy as head coach, and I think he gets a player in Round 1 that immediately helps that side of the ball. Landry is versatile and can play any style defense. The guy can get to the quarterback. The Lions could use someone like that.  Jennifer Hammond, FOX2 sports reporter.

Dream pick:DT Vita Vea, Washington

With no glaring needs on offense, and a defensive coordinator as their head coach, let's just say we know Detroit will finally pull the trigger on the top need in this draft. And that is defensive line. It would be a dream for the Lions to land Vea. A 6-4, 347-pounder with track speed? You had me at "Hello."

Reality pick:DT Taven Bryan, Florida

He checks all the boxes and has the plus skill of versatility along the defensive front. When the first few words you hear are "extreme effort" and "disruption" to describe any lineman in the draft, you know it will translate to the NFL game. Rico Beard: WQTX-Lansing, Spartan Beat host.

Dream pick:RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State or WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Barkley, but I don't think 19 GMs could all be that stupid. While I think the Lions are focused on strengthening their defensive line, they should rejoice and thank the football gods if Calvin Ridley falls to them. Ridley is a big-time receiver whose skill set should transfer to the NFL. Ridley would also give the Lions the option of going younger and not having to re-sign Golden Tate or TJ Jones. This move would give the Lions more money to use in free agency in 2019.

Realistic pick:DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama.

The Lions need to improve their defensive line, and adding Payne to play alongside his former 'Bama teammate A'Shawn Robinson would give them a very solid and young force in the middle. Payne has an outstanding combination of size, strength and athleticism.

Jeff Risdon: Contributor to Real GM, ESPN-96.1 and WDFN-1130 The Fan.

Dream pick:Edge rusher Harold Landry, Boston College.

From his scheme versatility to his familiarity with defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni to his ability to finish, he's a perfect fit.

Realistic pick:Edge rusher Marcus Davenport, UTSA. Raw Technique, but already capable of winning with power and has the ability to impact playing with a hand in the dirt or standing up.

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