ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 02: Stephon Gilmore #5 of the South Carolina Gamecocks returns a blocked extra point for a touchdown during the Capitol One Bowl against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Florida Citrus Bowl on January 2, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
After an unintended day off, the BR Community Mock Draft is back in full force! The Cincinnati Bengals have traded the No. 21 overall pick to the Detroit Lions for the No. 23 overall pick and Detroit's fourth-round pick, and Detroit's pick is in...
With the No. 21 overall pick in the BR Community Mock Draft, 'ALLaBorde' and the Detroit Lions select South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
"I decided to trade with the Bengals and DanRoc because I really wanted one of the top corners in the first round," ALLaBorde explains. "My board was Morris Claiborne, Dre Kirkpatrick, Gilmore and Janoris Jenkins. Once Jenkins was picked, I knew Gilmore was the guy I wanted. Because I didn't want the Bengals or Browns to steal him from me, I had to make a move."
More from the GM after the jump. The Cleveland Browns and GM 'MynameisnotMike' are now on the clock; remember to send your picks to email@example.com.
"At this point, I know cornerback is a huge need for the Lions, especially after the playoff game against New Orleans," continues ALLaBorde. "The other guys I thought about were Jonathan Martin, Cordy Glenn, Whitney Mercilus, Courtney Upshaw and possibly Coby Fleener. In the end, Gilmore is a corner who has size and attributes that the Lions desire. They play in a passing division, and need to be able to defend the pass better. Their offense made big strides last year and their secondary needed this addition, so while giving up a fourth-rounder to move up two spots isn't desirable, it was what had to be done to make my team better."
|1||1||Indianapolis Colts||Andrew Luck||QB||Stanford||link|
|1||2||Washington Redskins||Robert Griffin III||QB||Baylor||link|
|1||3||Minnesota Vikings||Matt Kalil||OT||USC||link|
|1||4||Cleveland Browns||Trent Richardson||RB||Alabama||link|
|1||5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Morris Claiborne||CB||LSU||link|
|1||6||St. Louis Rams||Justin Blackmon||WR||Oklahoma State||link|
|1||7||Jacksonville Jaguars||Michael Floyd||WR||Notre Dame||link|
|1||8||Miami Dolphins||Ryan Tannehill||QB||Texas A&M||link|
|1||9||Carolina Panthers||Fletcher Cox||DT||Mississippi State||link|
|1||10||Seattle Seahawks||David DeCastro||OG||Stanford||link|
|1||11||Kansas City Chiefs||Dontari Poe||DT||Memphis||link|
|1||12||Buffalo Bills||Riley Reiff||OT||Iowa||link|
|1||13||Arizona Cardinals||Luke Kuechly||LB||Boston College||link|
|1||14||Dallas Cowboys||Dre Kirkpatrick||CB||Alabama||link|
|1||15||Philadelphia Eagles||Michael Brockers||DT||LSU||link|
|1||16||New York Jets||Melvin Ingram||DE||South Carolina||link|
|1||17||Cincinnati Bengals||Quinton Coples||DE||North Carolina||link|
|1||18||San Diego Chargers||Mark Barron||SS||Alabama||link|
|1||19||Chicago Bears||Zach Brown||LB||North Carolina||link|
|1||20||Tennessee Titans||Janoris Jenkins||CB||North Alabama||link|
|1||21||Detroit Lions||Stephon Gilmore||CB||South Carolina||link|
|1||27||New England Patriots||NoiseIsTheBestRevenge|
|1||28||Green Bay Packers||sellison|
|1||30||San Francisco 49ers||y2bianchi|
|1||31||New England Patriots||suteck|
|1||32||New York Giants||Hybrid1486|
What's your letter grade for the Lions' mock selection of CB Stephon Gilmore?
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