Kayvon Thibodeaux reportedly ‘very much in play’ for Lions in NFL Draft
The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday night.
The fact there is no consensus at the top of the draft with only hours to go before the Jacksonville Jaguars are officially on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick should make for an entertaining evening.
But because there’s no consensus on what the Jaguars are going to do—edge rusher or Trevor Lawrence protection?—there are a number of different scenarios that could play out behind the Jaguars.
Oregon star edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux has seen his stock fluctuate all over the place at the top of the first round. In most of the high-profile mock drafts, he’s projected to land anywhere from the fourth pick to the eighth pick. If Georgia’s Travon Walker jumps ahead of him as an edge-rushing prospect, Thibodeaux could fall.
According to NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein, if the Jaguars select Michigan edge Aidan Hutchinson with the No. 1 pick, Thibodeaux is still “very much in play” for the Detroit Lions with the No. 2 pick.
Heard last night that Kayvon Thibodeaux is very much in play at #2 with the Lions. It may be tied to Hutchinson going #1 though. If that were the case, I think it would go Hutch, Thib and Walker to Texans. If Walker goes 1, it could go Hutch second, Stingley 3 and Thib sliding.
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) April 28, 2022
Thibodeaux will be in Las Vegas to attend the first round of the draft in-person. He shouldn’t have to wait too long to hear his name called.
Coverage of the draft begins at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN Thursday night.