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2016 NFL mock draft: Lions add Alabama defensive lineman in first round

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With the 16th pick in the 2016 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Lions GM ravenhawk selects...

Lions team needs (via CBS Sports)

  • Defensive end
  • Defensive Tackle
  • Tackle
  • Strong safety
  • Wide receiver

The Lions select....

Alabama DT A'Shawn Robinson

From CBS Sports:

"A two-year starter in Alabama's 3-4 base defense, Robinson lined up everywhere from the zero- to six-technique positions on the right side of the defensive line, showing the ability to two-gap as a five-technique or anchor at nose tackle. A player with the look and power of a grown man, he was nicknamed the "man child" by his mother growing up because she literally had to keep his birth certificate in her purse to prove her son was playing in the appropriate age group.

Robinson became a full-time starter in 2014 as a sophomore, recording 49 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss, splitting his time between nose tackle and five-technique spots. He started all 15 games as a junior in 2015, finishing with 46 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks to earn First Team All-SEC honors."

Playing in between Ziggy Anash and Haloti Ngata for a year should help A’shawn get up to NFL speed. A’shawn Robinson would be a great addition to the Lions defensive line. This will help solidify the line for this year and hopefully become a center piece for the defense for many years to come.

1. Titans - OT Laremy Tunsil

2. Browns - OT Ronnie Stanley

3. Chargers - CB Jalen Ramsey

4. Cowboys - DE Joey Bosa

5. Jaguars - LB Myles Jack

6. Ravens - DL DeForest Buckner

7. 49ers - QB Carson Wentz

8. Eagles - QB Jared Goff

9. Bucs - WR Laquon Treadwell

10. Giants - RB Ezekiel Elliott

11. Bears - CB Vernon Hargreaves

12. Saints - LB Jaylon Smith

13. Dolphins - CB Eli Apple

14. Raiders - CB William Jackson III

15. Rams - QB Paxton Lynch

16. Lions - DT A'Shawn Robinson

17. Falcons -