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TWENTYMAN: 10 prospects who could interest Lions on Day 2

The first 32 selections of the NFL draft are in the books, but things are far from over, as general manager Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions get ready for today's second and third rounds.

The Lions own the 19th pick in the second round (51 overall) and the 18th pick in the third round (82).

"The board looks good," Quinn after the first round. "I think there's plenty of options where we're picking.

"We'll get in tomorrow morning, kind of reset the board a little bit, look at our options of what we think might be there and kind of evaluate what our options are going up and moving back. Same thing we did today. Same process for the second round."

Let's take a look at some players who could be in the conversation for the Lions in the second round:

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Most analysts pegged Guice as the second best running back in this draft behind Penn State's Saquon Barkley, but he sat back and watched Rashaad Penny (San Diego State) and Sony Michel (Georgia) get selected in the first round. Guice has the frame and tough running style that could interest the Lions.

Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

Landry was a player linked to the Lions throughout the pre-draft process, not just because the Lions need some pass-rushing help, but also because Landry's defensive line coach last year, Paul Pasqualoni, is currently Detroit's defensive coordinator. Landry is a bit undersized, but he's certainly proven over the last two years he can be disruptive coming off the edge.

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Chubb finished his career at Georgia by leading the national runner-up Bulldogs with 1,345 yards on the ground and scoring 15 times. He's a north and south runner with good size (5-11, 227) and sneaky speed. He had 19 runs of 20-plus yards last season.

Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

Hurst likely slipped to Day 2 due to health concerns. He's been cleared by doctors at Harvard and Michigan, but teams have to feel really good about that evaluation if they're going to select him in the first two days of the draft. On pure football talent alone, Hurst was one of the best defensive tackles in this draft, and might be the best one still available.

Rasheem Green, DE, USC

Green recorded 12.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks last season to go along with 43 tackles and four pass breakups. He's got ideal size at 6-foot-4, 275 pounds and some position versatility in that he can play both outside and inside. The Lions value position versatility. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

Cornerback isn't a huge area of need for the Lions, but Jackson is a first-round talent that's slipped into the second round. It could be a situation where he's got the best grade on the board. He has good size and a nose for the football after leading the nation with eight interceptions and 26 passes defended this past season. **Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State

View behind-the-scenes photos from inside the Detroit Lions draft room during the 2018 NFL Draft.


Sweat started 12 games last year, posting 56 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and three pass breakups. He measured in at 6-foot-5 and 251 pounds at the Combine, and ran the 40 in 4.53 seconds with a 39.5 vertical and a 124-inch broad jump. He's a bit raw, but has a lot of upside and terrific athleticism. 

Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

Johnson earned first-team All-SEC honors with 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns on 285 carries in 12 games. He also caught 24 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. NFL teams will love that kind of versatility and three-down potential.

Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State

Shephard is a bit raw coming from Division II, but has good NFL traits and could provide a team some productive pass rush from the interior. He was solid at the Senior Bowl, which was an important step for him to prove he could compete against stiffer competition.

Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State

Hubbard (6-5, 270) has some position versatility. He recorded 13.5 tackles for loss for the Buckeyes last season with seven sacks. He's not a plus athlete, but his motor never stops and he's a smart football player. He can play the strong-side defensive end for a 4-3.

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