All we've heard this offseason is how the Detroit Lions are ready to take over the NFC North. How the Lions have made smart decision after smart decision to build a potential contender.
To make it worse, the Lions entered the 2023 NFL Draft with two incredible first-round picks at No. 6 and No. 18. Yet, somehow, they have turned back into the Detroit Lions.
Some things never change. The Green Bay Packers were never going to draft a wide receiver in the first round, instead choosing Iowa pass rusher Lukas Van Ness.
The Lions, meanwhile, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
Detroit traded down after missing out on Devon Witherspoon. In the new position of No. 12 overall, a future superstar CB1 fell to the Lions' laps in Oregon's Christian Gonzalez. The Lions drafted a running back instead, and no, not Bijan Robinson.
At No. 18, the Lions could've drafted one of the top cornerbacks like Deonte Banks or Joey Porter Jr. They could've formed a dominant pass-rush duo by pairing Myles Murphy with Aidan Hutchinson. Instead, the Lions selected linebacker Jack Campbell.
Take nothing away from Jahmyr Gibbs and Campbell. They can both be excellent players. But the Lions massively reached on players they probably could've drafted on Day 2.
Needless to say, Packers fans are loving it.
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Maybe the Lions will prove everyone wrong.
Again, nobody is saying they are bad players. But the Lions already have good depth at running back and paid David Montgomery. And an inside linebacker in the first round? It just doesn't make sense.
The Lions are the best team in the NFC North, according to many. But it seems like they are desperate to turn back into the Lions.
As Packers fans, it's perfect.