3 ideal targets for the Detroit Lions at No. 35 in the NFL Draft

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After producing an abysmal 3-12-1 record during the 2019 season, the Detroit Lions are in a great position to add young talent to their team in the NFL Draft. They hold the No. 3 overall selection and have all of their own picks in each round.

With the Lions widely expected to select Ohio State corner Jeffrey Okudah in the first round, they can go a few routes in the second-round. They already signed Desmond Trufant to a two-year deal to help replace Darius Slay and adding an elite corner prospect would only help.

There are plenty of other positions that the Lions could look to address. For starters, Matthew Stafford needs more production from the offensive line. Keeping the franchise-quarterback healthy is paramount to any potential success the team may achieve.

In addition to the offensive line, finding ways to produce more pass rush from the defensive line is something the Lions could use as well, particularly from the interior. In addition, more receiving firepower for Stafford to work with would be advantageous.

Regardless of the route the Lions go in the second-round, they will have the benefit of being in position to select a prospect that ends up falling out of the first round. A best player available approach could lead to no shortage of possibilities, but regardless, more talent would help Detroit.

With that being said, there are three players that would be ideal for the Lions to target with the No. 35 pick.