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MOCK DRAFT WATCH: Second and third rounds

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft came and went, and the Lions selected Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with the eighth overall pick.

"Felt really, really good about that pick," Lions general manager Bob Quinn said after the conclusion of the first round. "He's a guy we targeted early in the process. Really great player, three-down to four-down player that's going to be a big part of our offense going forward.

"Really checked every box that we had in terms of the evaluation process from on field, to third down, to red area, to blocking, to special teams, to culture, to intelligence, to work ethic. You name it, he checked basically every box throughout the whole process. So, really excited to have him here."

Looking ahead to Day 2 of the draft and the second and third rounds, Detroit still has some needs on defense at pass rusher and cornerback, and on offense at wide receiver and interior offensive line.

Day 2 of the draft begins tonight at 7 p.m. Who might the Lions be interested in? Here's a look at some of the Day 2 mock drafts from around the NFL:

Nate Davis, USA Today

Second round: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Why: Rangy deep safety who could step in where Glover Quin left off.

R.J. White, CBS Sports

Second round: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Why: A talented small-schooler that some thought was the best safety in this class, Adderley would be a perfect fit for the centerfield role with the Lions.

Third round: Zach Allen, DL, Boston College

Why: Allen seems like a good fit for Matt Patricia's defense as someone who can compete for snaps opposite Trey Flowers. He's an underrated player who could wind up going much higher than this.

Go behind the scenes to view photos from the Detroit Lions draft room on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Conor Orr, Sports Illustrated

Second round: Oshane Ximines, Edge, Old Dominion

Why: The Lions got lucky with Hockenson, but now need to bolster their pass rush.

Third round: Renell Wren, DT, Arizona State

Why: Miscast in the middle of ASU's 3-3-5 defense last year, Wren didn't have the production but does have the physical traits to become a disruptive force.

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News:

Second round: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

Why: Matt Patricia gets to focus on his defense after the semi-luxury pick of Hockenson.

Third round: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

Why: Here's another solid intermediate target to get after landing Hockenson.

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report:

Second round: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

Third round: Max Sharping, T Northern Illinois

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