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WEEK IN REVIEW: How did Combine affect Lions' draft predictions?

The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is in the books, ushering in the next phase of the pre-draft process.

Some players helped their draft stock considerably at the Combine, while others will need to follow up with better performances at their pro days and impress during pre-draft visits.

The Combine didn't shake up the predictions too much for the Lions with the third overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The consensus pick (barring a trade) still seems to be cornerback Jeff Okudah of Ohio State.

Lions fans hoping edge rusher Chase Young will fall to Detroit shouldn't hold their breath, according to ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay.

"I don't think it's going to happen," McShay said in a conference call. "I would say, if you're looking for a percentage, 10 to 15 percent chance of that happening. I think Washington really loves Chase Young. I think (Redskins owner) Daniel Snyder loves (QB Dwayne) Haskins. That was very apparent last year.

"It just seems to me from everything I've heard, all the information I've gotten ... if (Joe) Burrow goes No. 1, Chase Young at No. 2 for the Redskins. Then the draft kind of starts at No. 3."

The Lions are in need of pass rush help, so if they don't get it from Young, there are other options in this draft, including Iowa's A.J. Epenesa, Penn State's Yetur Gross-Matos and LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn mentioned defensive line when talking about where this draft class is deep, saying that the d-line 'has a couple guys that are really intriguing.'


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