Detroit Lions 2024 NFL Mock Draft Odds; Who Will Lions Select at Pick 29?

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The Detroit Lions are coming their first playoff win in 33 years, a season that fired up the fan base and meant brisk business at Michigan betting sites.

Now, the Lions are readying themselves for the slog of the NFL regular season, beginning with April’s seven-round NFL Draft. This year’s draft will be held in Detroit April 25-27.

The task ahead for head coach Dan Campbell and GM Brad Holmes is to build off last year’s 12-5 campaign to ensure that 2023 was not a fluke. The goal is to add a piece that will improve the Lions playoff odds via the team’s first-round pick at No. 29.

Whichever college player Detroit picks will have the tall task of stepping in on Day One and fitting in well enough to help the Lions keep rolling along, as Detroit currently has the fourth best Super Bowl odds on BetRivers Michigan has the Lions at +1300 to win the Super Bowl, tied with the Cincinnati Bengals and behind the San Francisco 49ers (+550), Kansas City Chiefs (+650), Baltimore Ravens (+950) and Buffalo Bills (+1200).  

With that in mind, BetMichigan.com – your source for online Michigan casinos - broke down the odds on who Detroit could pick at No. 29. 

Detroit Lions 2024 NFL Mock Draft Odds: Who Will Lions Select at Pick 29?

PlayerPositionCollegeOddsPct. Chance
Graham BartonIOLDuke+50016.7%
Tyler NubinSMinnesota+70012.5%
Kool-Aid McKinstryCBAlabama+70012.5%
Chop RobinsonEDGEPenn State+80011.1%
Adonai MitchellWRTexas+10009.1%
Xavier LegetteWRSouth Carolina+10009.1%
Darius RobinsonEDGEMissouri+15006.2%
Kamari LassiterCBGeorgia+15006.2%
The Field+50016.7%

Right now, we see Duke offensive lineman Graham Barton, Minnesota safety Tyler Nubin and Alabama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry as the favorites to be picked by Detroit, with the former listed at +500 and the latter two at +700.

Barton is a two-time All-ACC player and a 2023 second-team All-American at Duke. Barton appeared in 36 games in Durham, helping provide the help in the trenches that allowed the Blue Devils to win 17 games over the last two seasons.

Nubin is a fifth-year senior for the Golden Gophers, with 207 tackles, 13 interceptions and 4.5 tackles for loss in 48 college games. McKinstry had two interceptions to go with 93 tackles and 5.0 TFL during his three-year run with the Crimson Tide.

Other NCAA prospects to keep an eye on at No. 29 include Penn State EDGE Chop Robinson and South Carolina wideout Xavier Legette, who come in at +1000 apiece. issouri EDGE Darius Robinson and Kamari Lassiter of Georgia round out the Motor City draft board, at +1500 each.

List of Detroit Lions 2024 Draft Picks

Here's a list of every Detroit Lions pick in the 2024 NFL Draft:

  • Round 1: 29th
  • Round 2: 61st
  • Round 3: 73rd (from MIN)
  • Round 3: 92nd
  • Round 5: 163rd
  • Round 6: 204th
  • Round 7: 249th

Detroit Lions 2024 NFL Mock Draft; What Do Experts Think Lions Will Do?

ExpertSelection
Chris Trapasso, CBS SportsLadd McConkey (WR, Georgia)
Mike Tannenbaum, ESPNLaiatu Latu (EDGE, UCLA)
Tom Fornelli, CBS SportsTyler Nubin (S, Minnesota)
Joel Klatt, FOX SportsKool-Aid McKinstry (CB, Alabama)
Daniel Jeremiah, NFL NetworkKool-Aid McKinstry (CB, Alabama)
Mel Kiper Jr., ESPNXavier Legette (WR, South Carolina)
TankathonChop Robinson (EDGE, Penn State)
Ian Cummings, Pro Football Network Laiatu Latu (EDGE, UCLA)
Kyle Stackpole, CBS SportsGraham Barton (IOL, Duke)
Charles McDonald, Yahoo SportsChop Robinson (EDGE, Penn State)

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Christopher Boan is a staff writer for BetMichigan.com. He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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