3 offseason moves from NFC North rivals that left Packers fans laughing

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1. Lions draft Jahmyr Gibbs ahead of Christian Gonzalez and Jaxon Smith-Njigba

After missing out on Illinois cornerback Devon Witherspoon at No. 6 overall, the Lions made the smart decision to trade down. Then, the dream scenario happened for Dan Campbell's team.

At No. 12 overall, another star cornerback was still available, Oregon's Christian Gonzalez. If the Lions wanted to address their offense, they had the opportunity to select the best wide receiver in the class, Ohio State's Jaxon Smith-Njigba, to pair with Pro Bowler Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Instead, the Lions draft a... running back? And no, not Bijan Robinson.

Sure, the Lions love to run the football. And, yes, Jahmyr Gibbs can be an excellent player. But the Lions missed a huge opportunity.

They are considered by many to be the NFC North favorites. With the luxury of owning two top-18 draft picks, they had the chance to strengthen at two premium positions. The Lions could've drafted Christian Gonzalez and Nolan Smith. Or Jalen Carter and Deonte Banks. They had options.

Imagine a pass rush of Aidan Hutchinson and Nolan Smith and a secondary featuring Christian Gonzalez, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and Brian Branch.

The Lions missed a huge opportunity. As Packers fans, it is perfect. Selecting a running back at No. 12 overall is rarely a good idea. The same old Lions returned in the first round of the draft.