In Mel Kiper's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, he projects that the Detroit Lions will select former Boise State running back Doug Martin with the 23rd overall pick. Via Kiper:
The Lions went with a running back last year when we were sure they'd go after an offensive lineman or corner. I think they could trade down if they don't see the value they want here in the secondary, but this is a team that really needs a complete back, and Martin is the best one in the draft after Richardson. If Mikel Leshoure isn't back at 100 percent -- a legit question -- the Lions are back where they were last year in Week 1.
Martin ran for 1,299 yards and 16 touchdowns in his senior season at Boise State. He also made 28 receptions for 255 yards.