Round 1: No. 7 overall — Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
Round 2: No. 41 overall — Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
There will be some enticing options for the Lions at No. 7, with a young quarterback, a dynamic receiver and Parsons potentially available. If new head coach Dan Campbell and GM Brad Holmes truly believe in Jared Goff and want to bring speed and toughness to the team’s defense, then the former Penn State linebacker is the ideal selection. He has the athleticism to play inside or outside. Samuel could end up being a first-round pick, but there’s still a chance his average size (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) makes him a second-rounder. Regardless of where he’s selected, the son of the former NFL Pro Bowl corner will be an effective slot defender, if not hassling outside receivers.