NFC North secondaries ranked from worst to best in 2023

Quarterbacks could have a tough time against some much-improved secondaries in the NFC North this season.
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2. Detroit Lions

Projected starters: Cameron Sutton, Emmanuel Moseley, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Brian Branch, Kerby Joseph

Few teams did more to help their secondary this offseason than the Lions.

Detroit has two new starting cornerbacks in Cameron Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley, and three if we include C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who has been getting snaps at slot corner this summer.

Gardner-Johnson can line up in various positions in the secondary, and he tied the league lead for interceptions last season with six. He adds talent and experience to Detroit's defense.

Where Gardner-Johnson plays could impact second-round pick Brian Branch, who also offers versatility. Branch spent a lot of time in college at slot corner, a position that could best suit him in the Lions' defense.

Safety Kerby Joseph had an impressive rookie season, making eight pass defenses and four interceptions, three of which were against Aaron Rodgers.

While the Lions have improved at cornerback, they missed a trick in the draft. Detroit had the opportunity to land a potential star and future CB1, passing up on Christian Gonzalez, Deonte Banks, and Joey Porter Jr. That may prove to be a mistake.

The Lions are deep at safety and added talent at cornerback. Their secondary should be much improved this season.