The Lions have picks No. 36 and No. 65 later on today.
They're also in a good spot to trade down and add picks if there's a run on quarterbacks Geno Smith, Matt Barkley or Ryan Nassib later today.
If the Lions decide to stay put at No. 36, there are a number of impact players who could fit at positions of need:
• Larry Warford, G, Kentucky -- Warford could be an immediate starter at a position of need for the Lions. He's a road-grader at 332 pounds.
• Brian Winters, G, Kent State -- The Lions brought him in for a pre-draft visit and like his versatility. He played tackle at Kent State, but made a seamless transition to guard starting at the Senior Bowl.
• Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee -- The Lions have a need for a receiver to stretch the field opposite
• Robert Woods, WR, USC -- Like Hunter, Woods was one of the Lions' 30 allotted pre-draft visits. He has the speed and route-running ability to step in right away and be a contributor.
• Menelik Watson, T, Florida State -- The Lions missed out on one of the top tackles in the draft. They feel comfortable with
• Terron Armstead, T, Arkansas-Pine Bluff -- He blew everyone away at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February and is the most athletic tackle left in the draft.
• Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State -- He was the fastest cornerback at the NFL combine and fits the size profile for the Lions (6-0, 192). There are some concerns about a recent knee injury he suffered. The Lions brought him to Allen Park on a pre-draft visit.
• Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State -- Might just be the best all-around cornerback still available. He had four interceptions at Boise State.
• John Cyprien, S, Florida International -- Cyprien was impressive at the Senior Bowl. He plays a very similar style to
• Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford -- Ertz is the second-best tight end in this draft.
• Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame -- Lions general manager Martin Mayhew had nothing but good things to say about Te'o after his pre-draft visit. The runner up for the Heisman Trophy last year, Te'o is considered by many to be the best middle linebacker in the draft. The Lions have
• Cornellius "Tank" Carradine, DE, Florida State -- The Lions selected a defensive end No. 5 overall, but could still use talent and depth there. Carradine would have been a first-round pick if not for the torn right ACL he suffered last fall. He had 11 sacks in 12 games as a senior.
• Margus Hunt, DE, SMU -- A freakish athlete at 6-foot-8, Hunt would continue the recent trend of the Lions collecting versatile edge rushers.
• Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M -- Once thought to be a candidate for the No. 1-overall pick, Moore saw his stock drop after a poor Combine. He's a speed rusher, who had 12.5 sacks in the SEC last year.
• Alex Okafor, DE, Texas -- Has good size and strength and projects as a strong-side defensive end in a 4-3. Has a solid all-around game and recorded 12.5 sacks as a senior last year.
On the same day the Lions drafted defensive end Ziggy Ansah with the No. 5-overall pick, free agent defensive end Lawrence Jackson confirmed via Twitter that he agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
"Can't say it enough, thank you, thank you, thank you LIONS FANS...u were good to me. #LJSP still lives on!!!!" Jackson said via his Twitter page.
Jackson, 27, is a five-year veteran who had 13 sacks in three seasons with the Lions.