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Detroit Lions could get a top-5 draft pick once again

TJ Hockenson Lions
Posted at 8:19 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 08:19:33-05

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Lions are in their final week of the season, and currently in the top 10 picks for the 2021 NFL Draft, but they could move up.

After Saturday's blowout to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit sits at No. 7 in the NFL Draft.

Below is the order.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-14) *clinched spot*
  2. New York Jets (2-13) *clinched spot*
  3. Houston Texans (4-11) *traded to Miami*
  4. Atlanta Falcons (4-11)
  5. Cincinnati Bengals (4-10-1)
  6. Philadelphia Eagles (4-10-1)
  7. Detroit Lions (5-10)
  8. New York Giants (5-10)
  9. Carolina Panthers (5-10)
  10. Denver Broncos (5-10)

If the Lions lose to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, they would finish the season at 5-11.

It would take several things to happen, but if all of the teams below them win, Detroit could move up to the third overall pick in the draft, the same spot they drafted last year when they took Ohio State CB Jeff Okudah.