The first day of the NFL Draft is tonight and Lions want to continue their successful offseason by adding some special young talent. Last year, the Lions drafted rookie of the year runner up Aidan Hutchinson along with wideout Jameson Williams, who help the lions to their first winning season since 2017. They are hoping to find more gems like them in this years draft. The draft will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, the home of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. By Saturday evening, fans and observers will decide whether the Lions are going to be winners or losers this year after the conclusion of this years draft.
There will be a lot of attention on their first two picks, No. 6 and No. 18. In 2021, the Lions gained the 6th pick of this years draft by trading Matthew Stafford to the Rams. What the Lions do at No. 6 will depend on how many quarterbacks are taken in the top five. Some think the Lions Should take a quarterback, others think they should stick to revamping their defense which ranked last in the NFL in 2022.
Rumor has it that the Detroit Lions are receiving phone calls regarding their assets ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. According to WalterFootball.com’s Charlie Campbell, the Lions have been taking calls regarding the No. 6 overall pick and D’Andre Swift. Campbell said. “In every NFL draft, some veteran players are shopped around and teams are making calls trying to acquire a veteran. One player to watch this year is Lions running back D’Andre Swift.” Campbell also stated that, “Teams have been calling Detroit to see if Swift is available after the franchise signed David Montgomery in free agency. Swift has played really well for Detroit when on the field, but has had a hard time staying healthy. Swift is in the last year of his contract, so teams probably won’t be willing to give up anything more than a mid-round pick. Swift will be an interesting player to monitor because some teams are interested in making a deal for the fourth-year pro.”
The first two rounds take place tonight on ESPN at 8pm. Detroit what do you think Brad Holmes and the Detroit Lions will do in this years NFL Draft?