Even if We are in a Playoff push I will admit it, I’ve been running simulations already. Thanks to the LA pick. I used the ProFootballNetwork simulator ( 2023 NFL Mock Draft Simulator - Pro Football Network ).
1st round - With the 4th overall pick the Detroit Lions select DT Jalen CARTER from Georgia
With the 1st overall pick, the Houston Texans select Bryce Young, with the 2nd pick, the Chicago Bears select Will Anderson and with the 3rd pick, Seattle Seahawks select Myles Murphy. I pass on CJ Stroud, I’m confident with Jeff Goff to lead the team.
1st round - Witht he 18th overall pick the Detroit Lions select EDGE Isaiah FOSKEY from Notre Dame
Lions are building a monster DLine with Hutch, Cominsky, Houston, McNeill, Carter and Foskey. We can trade or cut Romeo even if I like this guy but we have several and great options to replace him (and his bro).
I hesite to pick Christian Gonzalez (Porter is gone earlier) but I prefer to reinforce our pass rush and if the pass rush is great, the DB’s life is easiest. Bijan Robinson is gone just one pick before but I assume we will resign Jamaal Williams. I love too the ND kid TE Michael Mayer who is a great player but the TE class is deep and we can chose one later.
2nd round - With the 48th pick the Detroit Lions select TE Dalton KINCAID from Utah
Ok not a 1st round for a TE again but we need to build a good corps of TE. Kincaid is the great pass catcher who can help Goff when is receivers are covered.
2nd round - With the 60th pick the Detroit Lions select LB Jack CAMPBELL from Iowa
Defense again ! A solid player to complete our LB corps with Anzalone, Rodrigo and Campbell. I love this trio.
3rd round - With the 79th pick the Detroit Lions select RB Chase BROWN from Illinois
With the new contract for Williams, I want a new third down back to replace the injury prone DeAndre Swift and the probable departure of Jonah Jackson. Brown won the 2022 Jon Cornish Trophy (earned by the top canadian player in NCAA) after being the second-leading rusher in college football that season with over 1,600 yards.
4th round - no selection
5th round - With the 148th pick the Detroit Lions select CB Riley MOSS from Iowa
I fill the CB depth with Riley Moss who can compete for a starting job again Will Harris, Jerry Jacobs and Will Lucas. Moss joined his teamates Jack Campbell in Detroit.
6th round - With the 167th pick the Detroit Lions select PK Jake MOODY from Michigan
A local guy who have accuracy and strong leg, time to replace Badgley ?
6th round - With the 179 pick the Detroit Lions select OG Sidy SOW from Central Michigan
I add some depth on the OLine with another Canadian guy (CQ), from a local university and one of the best big guy in the mid-american conference.