2014 NFL Mock Draft, Complete 1st Round, V 4.0
10. Detroit Lions
Cornerback, Oklahoma State
Oct 26, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert (4) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Is a 29-year-old Chris Houston who’s coming off his worst season and second-year Darius Slay enough in an NFC North division that’s loaded with stat-whore quarterbacks and enormous wide receivers? Adding a Mike Evans or Eric Ebron with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate is very tempting, especially for a head coach with an offensive background. Unless they don’t like Darqueze Dennard (off my board) or Gilbert, I’m still leaning on them finding a playmaker in the secondary. As a bonus, Gilbert gives them a backup plan in case something happens to return specialist Jeremy Ross.