2019 NFL Mock Draft: A changing of the guard in NYC

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 07: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 07: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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CHESTNUT HILL, MA – OCTOBER 27: Zach Allen #2 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates after the Eagles stopped the Florida State Seminoles on a fourth down during the third quarter at Alumni Stadium on October 27, 2017 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
CHESTNUT HILL, MA – OCTOBER 27: Zach Allen #2 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates after the Eagles stopped the Florida State Seminoles on a fourth down during the third quarter at Alumni Stadium on October 27, 2017 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

12. Detroit Lions

Zach Allen . 12. player. 50. . DE. Boston College

Though they may have beaten the Packers, the Detroit Lions were fortunate in that regard because the Green Bay kicker missed five kicks. Truth be told their defense looked toothless against Aaron Rodgers, unable to put any sort of consistent pressure on him. The loss of Ezekiel Ansah hurt them there but even so it was a reminder of just how thin they are at that position. That’s why they go for Zach Allen here. The Boston College defensive end is a throwback. He’s got quickness but his game is mostly power, which he uses to frequent success. Putting him across from Ansah would give them a base to work with.