May 25, 2022

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NFC North 2022 NFL Draft Classes

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NFC North 2022 NFL Draft Classes

Filice liked what the Lions did beyond the trade with Minnesota. He awarded an “A-minus” for eight selections over the three-day event.

[Aidan] Hutchinson’s a local product who fills a serious Lions need and fits [Lions Head Coach] Dan Campbell’s culture to a T. Oh, and he just so happened to be the top overall prospect on many, many boards, including those of NFL Media draftniks Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks. Just a slam-dunk pick for the Lions. Then [General Manager Brad] Holmes poured it on … [by] dispensing a completely tolerable amount of draft currency to move up 20 slots and pounce on the most electric receiver in this draft class. [Jameson] Williams averaged a whopping 19.9 yards per catch last season. Shoot, he averaged 47.6 yards per touchdown – and the man scored 15 times! Also, with the franchise in the midst of a true rebuild, Detroit can allow Williams all the time he needs to fully recover from his ACL tear in the national title game. On Day 2 of the draft, the Lions continued to fortify their pass rush with a versatile power player (Joshua Paschal) and then nabbed a deep safety with great ball skills (Kerby Joseph). Don’t be surprised if both contribute immediately, especially Joseph, who could seriously push for the starting safety spot opposite Tracy Walker.