Last week both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay released new 2011 NFL mock drafts. Although the two seem to have very different opinions on some players and needs for certain teams, they both have the Detroit Lions selecting Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara.
Mock drafts seem to be very cyclical for the Lions. A couple months ago everybody had the Lions selecting a defensive player regardless of if it was a reach or not. More recently all of the picks have seemingly been offensive tackles. Now, though, Amukamara is by far the most popular pick for the Lions. There's no denying that he would be a good pick if available, but only recently have people actually started dropping him to the 13th overall pick.
As McShay said in his reasoning for the pick, this would be a "dream scenario" for the Lions. If LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson falls to the 49ers instead of going in the top five, Amukamara is likely to slip as well. If that happens and the Lions can take him, it's a good bet that they will and fill a major need at cornerback by adding yet another former Cornhusker to the team.