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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions Select OT Rashawn Slater at No. 7

The Lions take the second offensive tackle of the draft.

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With the 7th pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions select...

Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

The selection and write-up were made by xfl2001fan:

After trading for Jared Goff, the Lions are all in on upgrading their offense. And there is no greater upgrade/need that they could make than by protecting their (hopeful) franchise QB. Short term, he is likely to start on the right side, but could end up being the LT of the future for them.

They also have a hole at Center (and some believe Slater could play there) and could use some more playmakers at WR. But, if the QB cannot stay upright, all the weapons in the world are meaningless. There are some interesting options available on defense, but you don’t trade for a young QB...and then not help him.

Pokorny: “The Lions could go a number of different directions here, but it’s not ideal for them to see the top wide receiver and top offensive tackle off the board by the time they pick at No. 7. Do you take the next best receiver? Next best tackle? A linebacker? Slater has a lot of upside, even if he’s not a sexy pick for the Lions — but their wide receiver situation does need to be addressed.”

The Carolina Panthers are up next, led by Adam Rice.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner