NFL Mock Draft 2013: Lions could address big secondary need

Wesley Hitt

The Detroit Lions could be eyeing a cornerback with their top selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Detroit Lions will pick in the top five of the 2013 NFL Draft after losing to the Chicago Bears in Week 17. They finished the season with a 4-12 record, far below their expectations. There are a lot of questions regarding their coaching staff going forward.

On the field though, things are much clearer. There is an obvious position that needs upgrading: cornerback. Injuries and off-the-field issues forced the Lions into playing cornerbacks off the street this season, and there's a good chance they'll attempt to upgrade the position in the NFL Draft.

SB Nation's Dan Kadar released his latest 2013 NFL Mock Draft, in which he has the Lions taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner at No. 5, which is an unsurprising pick.

Given the nature of the coaching staff and front office in general, it makes sense to make a pick based on need, even if the Lions have generally been a team that drafts the best player available. Milliner is the consensus top cornerback in the draft, and would definitely fill a need.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.