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MOCK DRAFT WATCH: Post-Combine picks

The NFL Scouting Combine is done, and teams are now into the pro day circuit on college campuses around the country for the next month. Clubs will also begin using their 30 allotted pre-draft visits with prospects over the course of the next 30 days.

The mock draft season is in full swing, and post-Combine is typically a good time to see the latest updates.

Here's who the latest national mock drafts have the Lions drafting at No. 20:

Daniel Jeremiah,

Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

Why: Bryan can play any position on the defensive line and he'd be a fun toy for new head coach Matt Patricia.

Lance Zierlein,

Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

Why: The Lions are a little light at LB outside of Jarrad Davis and Evans is an ascending talent.

Peter Schrager,

Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

Why: The Lions passed on Dalvin Cook and Alvin Kamara last year in the middle of the first round. This year, Bob Quinn and Co. swing big at the running back spot with Jones, who can change an offense in both the running and passing games.

Mel Kiper Jr.,

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Why: This is a spot to watch for a rising pass-rusher, but Detroit would be thrilled with the No. 2 running back on the board. Guice is a true every-down back, which Matthew Stafford has never had in his career. Ameer Abdullah averaged only 3.3 yards per carry in 2017, while Theo Riddick is more of a versatile pass-catcher. Guice had 26 rushing touchdowns over the past two seasons, and he looked every bit as good for the Tigers as Leonard Fournette did in 2016. I also like the fit for USC running back Ronald Jones II and Detroit, so he's another option as the second back to be drafted.

Todd McShay,

Connor Williams, G/T, Texas

Why: Even with Ezekiel Ansah tagged, Detroit could use help at defensive end, but there isn't the value here. Instead, the Lions should turn their attention to keep Matthew Stafford upright. Williams is an athletic pass-protector and played left tackle in college. With shorter arms (33 inches), he might be a better fit inside at guard in the pros. Williams missed nearly all of this past season at Texas because of a knee injury, so how his medicals check out will be vital to his stock.

Nate Davis, USA Today

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Why: Fournette's former backup at LSU could be just the physical presence needed by a Detroit team that has ranked 28th or worse running the ball over the past four seasons and was dead last in 2015 and '17.

Will Brinson,

Da'Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

Why: The Lions put the tag on Ziggy Ansah but need more help on the defensive line and the upside-filled Payne can be the centerpiece for Matt Patricia's first-year defense.

Pete Prisco,

Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

Why: They have to get better up front and Hurst has the tools to step in and be an immediate starter.

Chris Trapasso,

Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

Why: Ward's lack of size is the only thing that makes him fall to pick No. 20. The Lions are ecstatic with their new cornerback tandem of Darius Slay and Ward on the outside.

R.J. White,

Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

Why: The Lions pick up some elite speed for the secondary in Jackson, who ran a 4.32 40 in the combine and looked solid in his other on-field workouts. Will he be able to hold up at the NFL level at his size? That's yet to be determined, but he certainly has an elite pedigree considering the defensive backs that LSU has churned out in recent years.

Ryan Wilson,

Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

Why: At 6-foot-2 and 283 pounds, Hurst may be undersized, but his unbelievable quickness more than makes up for it. He'll be an integral piece to new coach Matt Patricia's defense.

Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus

Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

Why: The Lions have been looking for answers in the run game for years, and Penny may be just what they need. He has one of the best combinations of size, speed, and quickness in the draft class, all leading to the No. 2 elusive rating in the class (128.6) last season. He can be a factor in the pass game, a prerequisite for living up to first-round value, though he needs work in pass protection, where his 88.3 pass-blocking efficiency (73rd in the class) only tells a part of the story.

Nick Klopsis, Newsday

Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA

Why: The Lions gave Ziggy Ansah (12 sacks) the franchise tag, but they still need to find more pass-rushing help – only Anthony Zettel (6 1/2) had more than five sacks. Marcus Davenport jumped into the first-round conversation after showing some flashes at the Senior Bowl, then solidified his spot with a great Combine (4.58 40, 22 bench press reps, 10-4 broad jump). He has excellent size at 6-5 3/4, 264 pounds, and while he could have been more consistent on tape, he has the measurables to be a force off the edge.

Eric Galko, Sporting News

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Why: The Lions desperately need to fix their running game. While bolstering their offensive line is an option, adding a running back like Guice gives them a special talent with the ability to make up for less-than-ideal blocking.

Albert Breer,

Harold Landry, DE/OLB, Boston College

Why: Landry was well regarded coming into 2017, and had a good, not great final year at BC. But he's still solid, and seems like Matt Patricia's kind of player (as well as Ziggy Ansah insurance).

Rob Rang, NFL Draft Scout

James Daniels, C, Iowa

Why: With starting center Travis Swanson set for free agency, the Lions could look to the draft for a replacement. Daniels possesses rare quickness and length for an interior offensive lineman, projecting as a Day One starter.

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