This Team Won the NFL Draft

For a franchise that doesn't win anything in their history, the Detroit Lions had an excellent draft. The Lions got the guy they needed and were expected to get in Aidan Hutchinson, bolstering the defensive line. What was unexpected is they traded up to get Jameson Williams, a highly-touted receiver from Alabama. Yes, Williams is coming off an ACL injury that hurt his college career. However, getting a receiver to accompany Amon-Ra St. Brown was a move Detroit desperately needed to make.


The defensive line bolstering didn't stop with Hutchinson, though. They also picked up Josh Paschal from Kentucky in the second round. The Lions also added safety Kerby Joseph from Illinois to boost a position that they've had little success with in the past: safety.


There was one other team that had a similar draft to the Lions: the New York Jets. However, Gang Green made a weak offer to the San Francisco 49ers for Deebo Samuel, yielding nothing. Granted, Detroit didn't get him, either. But Detroit covered their bases and picked up the players they needed to have a successful draft.