Poll: Will The Lions Draft Jeff Okudah At No. 3?

We could ask you whether the Bengals will take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick. We could also ask you whether the Redskins will select Ohio State sack machine Chase Young, who profiles as the best overall talent in the entire 2020 NFL Draft class. We could also ask you whether you think pancakes are delicious. Or whether your front lawn is green. 

[RELATED: Jeff Okudah’s NFL Draft Profile]

That doesn’t mean for sure that Burrow and Young will be the first players off the board on Thursday, but that’s the general sense in the NFL world. The real question marks start at No. 3, where the Lions may be split between their favorite draft crushes. Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown could provide them with the run-stopping solution they hoped to have in Damon Harrison. Clemson standout Isaiah Simmons could bolster them at both edge and safety, all in one shot. Still, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah is very much in the mix, and the Lions have reportedly been zeroing in on him for weeks.

There’s a convincing case to be made for each, but the Lions have a massive hole to fill at cornerback after trading Darius Slay to the Eagles. Simmons and Brown may have attributes that they want, they don’t address the team’s biggest need. Okudah, with cheetah-like speed and the smarts to stay on the good side of zebras, seems like a sensible pick.

I would put Okudah down as the safest [defensive player in this draft],” NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said recently. “I know exactly what position he plays, I’ve seen him play that position against elite competition and I’ve seen him play at a very high, consistent level. To me, Okudah is the safest.”

Now, it’s time for your take. Will the Lions take Okudah with the No. 3 pick? Or, will they go in a different direction (perhaps by trading from No. 3)?

Cast your vote below (link for app users) and break it all down in the comments.

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19 comments on “Poll: Will The Lions Draft Jeff Okudah At No. 3?

    • hOsEbEeLiOn

      Dolphins shouldn’t trade up.

      You either take Herbert or you get your choice of tackle at 5.

      If Herbert is gone you take Becton or Thomas at #5, you take Love or Fromm at #18, you take Jefferson or Higgins at #26, you take Grant Delpit #39, #56 you take Raekwon Davis.

      • The Mistake of Giving Eugene Melnyk a Liver Transplant

        As the Browns showed us for years, when you have a chance to draft a franchise QB, you do it! Otherwise you could miss out on a league MVP so that you instead get a much less important position.

  1. Simmons>Russ

    Chargers will trade up cause they are worried Dolphins will take Herbert cause of Tua injury history at 5 and they don’t seem that high on Tua idk..
    but Chargers get third pick and take Herbert and Lions take Okudah at 6

    • hOsEbEeLiOn

      Chargers aren’t trading up. Teams that feel they will miss out on Herbert seem to be teams linked to Jordan Love.

      Another quarterback not talked about it Jacob Eason who has the size 6’6″.

      Chargers could opt to target him in the 2nd round if Dolphins take Herbert.

      • Eric Lord

        The Chargers aren’t drafting Eason. They want a quarterback with mobility. That’s not Eason

  2. foreverseahawk

    Trade here, i hope there is a lot of trades in this draft. Draft trades are exciting for me. I need some excitement

  3. cobbalicious

    Trade down then draft him or Simmons if he gets picked before the lions new pick

  4. kylewait89

    If they are at 3 then yes. Them and NYG are trying but at the end of the day, they will just draft who they want at their picks if no one trades.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    I have no idea about the draft but I’m convinced a green lawn is more delicious than store bought pancakes.

  6. It’s all about need and who’s the guy the team wants.

    Dolphins, Chargers, Jaguars and maybe Panthers could all be looking for a QB. Those 4 pick at 5,6,9 and 7 respectively. No one believes Detroit or NYG will take a QB at 3 or 4.

    This is all about how much more are one of the above 4 QB interested team willing to bid against each other to guarantee their preferred pick. Miami has most capital to move to 3 or 4. If any of them sit on their hands and let Detroit pick a defensive player, It could cost them even more to trade with NYG, knowing Miami is taking a QB.

    This will be the most engaging part of the draft.

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