Philadelphia, PA - After Yet Another Poor Season From The Lions, Are There Any Players In The 2022 Draft That Could Improve Their Prospects
Life can be hard if you are a Detroit Lions fan
The Detroit Lions are one of 12 teams never to have won a Super Bowl. They are one of only 4 teams that have never played in a Super Bowl match. And they are the oldest team to never win a Super Bowl or play at the event.
Every season, we speculate as to whether there are any players in the next Draft that could change the fortunes of this team.
The History of The Detroit Lions
The Lions were founded in 1930; they spent the first three years of their life as the Portsmouth Spartans (1930-1933). They then moved to Detroit and were renamed the Detroit Lions.
They were given the name the lions because the MLB team in the city was known as the Tigers. They were part of the NFL from their founding.
They started playing in the Western Division (1933–1949), then the National Conference (1950–1952), then the Western Conference (1953–1969) in the final years before the merger.
After the NFL and the AFL merged, the Lions joined the NFC Central until 2001, they then moved to the NFC North - where they currently play with the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings.
See the Lions' Super Bowl 2023 odds as well as the NFL draft odds here.
Detroit Lions 2021-22 Season
Many had feared that the Lions were going to go 0-17 this season and be the first team to lose every match since 2002.
They did not win a match until Week 13. If you want to improve your day, watch a clip of the team celebrating this win.
They went on to end the season 3-1-13. They had a much better final 4 games. However, it wasn't enough to keep them out of the bottom 5 of the league (again).
5 Draft Prospects For The Detroit Lions This Year
If the Lions are going to change their fortunes, then they are going to need to pick some better players in the Draft this year. Last year they picked 7th. However, they will have the second pick this year.
#5 - Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois
Most of the positions for the Lions need to be looked at again this year. However, we think that adding a new Safety to their roster could really improve things for them.
For us, Illinois' Kerby Joseph could offer the team a lot of much-needed consistency in that area.
#4 - Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
Jeffrey Okudah is in much need of another cornerback who can offer him support. Okudah is a great player, and having some like Roger McCreary playing in the other corner could offer the team a chance to play with a little more variety.
Roger McCreary is the type of cornerback that wide receivers have nightmares about. This season, he managed to stop over 57% of the passes that were made in his area of the pitch.
Even if he only plays half as well for the Lions, he could make a huge difference.
#3 - Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
Can you name a single time that the off-the-ball Linebacker thrived for the Lions this season? No, we can't either - it was one of their biggest weaknesses, and they had a lot of weaknesses this season.
Last season the Lions missed 132 tackles - Leo Chenal will not let that happen. He is exactly the type of player that the Lions need in their defensive line. The Lions allowed 135.1 rushing yards against them on average this season.
They need someone with the passion and the talent of Chenal to secure that backline.
#2 - Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
It looks like the stars have finally aligned for the Lions when it comes to Draft picks; with only the Jaguars ahead of them this year, they have a very, very good chance of being able to pick up Aidan Hutchinson in the first round.
Hutchinson has had a phenomenal season with Michigan, and he was even runner-up for the Heisman trophy. And he did win the Ted Hendricks Award, Lombardi Award, and the Lott Impact Trophy
Hutchinson is also a local, so he could make the perfect addition to the Lions squad this year.
#1 - Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
The Lions have two picks in the first round of the Draft this year, so they should be seriously thinking about picking up Jahan Dotson as well.
While Amon-Ra St. Brown did eventually warm up this season, ending it in a great way. It never hurts to add a bit of depth to your squad, particularly when you have two first-round choices.
Jahan Dotson did Penn State proud this year, and if he isn't snapped up before the Lions' second pick, then he is a MUST PICK for the team.
*The more competitive the NFL is, the more entertaining it is for everyone to watch. We do hope that the Lions are able to find a few players that change their fortunes around in the 2022-23 season.