Lions surprise with Gibbs pick at No. 12

The Detroit Lions could have taken Bijan Robinson at No. 6. Instead, they trade back and take a different running back, Jahmyr Gibbs out of Alabama.

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MIKE FLORIO: Well, that was a stunner from the Detroit Lions at pick number 12. They could have had Texas running back Bijan Robinson at number six. Instead, they trade down to 12 with the Cardinals, pick up an extra high second round pick and take a running back-- Alabama's Jahmyr Gibbs. There's going to be an apples-to-apples comparison of Robinson and Gibbs because the Lions had a straight line for Robinson if they wanted him. Instead they add Gibbs. And they just paid David Montgomery in free agency and they have DeAndre Swift, who was a high draft pick three years ago.

Crowded house in the backfield for the Detroit Lions, a team that could have addressed quarterback-- both Will Levis and Hendon Hooker are available. They didn't. They go running back. It's going to be a very interesting selection moving forward because the Lions could have maybe traded down, could have gotten him with the 18th overall pick, which they still hold. They must have thought that someone was lurking to get Jahmyr Gibbs not long after number 12, or they wouldn't have burned that pick. But still, they could have had Bijan Robinson. And you have to ask yourself-- would you rather have Robinson or would you rather have Gibbs and that extra pick high in Round Two? We'll see what they do with that pick before coming to a conclusion.