As the 2023 NFL Draft approaches, Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes aims to strengthen the team’s 32nd-ranked defense. Following the offseason acquisitions of C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Cam Sutton, and Emmanuel Moseley, as well as the re-signing of several key players, Holmes is confident in the progress made thus far.
Nine Draft Picks Ready to Transform the Lions
With the No. 6 overall pick and a total of nine draft picks in their arsenal, including five in the top 81, the Detroit Lions are primed to make an impact in the 2023 NFL Draft. Holmes remains committed to the team’s process and culture, which he believes is their top priority.
A Strategy of Selecting the Best Players
Holmes emphasizes the importance of choosing the best football players, rather than adhering to a specific depth chart in the draft room. The team’s approach to free agency has put them in a position to select the best player available and add the right talent to their roster.
Detroit’s 2023 NFL Draft Picks
Here is the breakdown of the Detroit Lions’ nine draft picks for 2023:
- Round 1, Pick 6 (from Rams)
- Round 1, Pick 18
- Round 2, Pick 17 (48th overall)
- Round 2, Pick 24 (55) (from Vikings)
- Round 3, Pick 18 (81)
- Round 5, Pick 18 (152)
- Round 5, Pick 25 (159) (from Falcons)
- Round 6, Pick 6 (183) (from Broncos)
- Round 6, Pick 17 (194)
As Thursday night’s draft approaches, the Detroit Lions’ fans eagerly await the future stars who will don the iconic blue and silver. With a solid strategy in place and a slew of valuable picks, Brad Holmes and the Detroit Lions are ready to roar.
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