The 2023 NFL preseason officially wrapped up on Monday, and all eyes are on Week 1. Several rookies performed fantastically in the preseason, while others left us wanting more. But imagine for a second the entire league had a chance to re-do the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. How much different would it […]
The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (DROY) award is usually won by top-of-the-draft pass rushers. A few cornerbacks and linebackers have won the award in recent years, but pass rushers have an edge in this race. The DROY race tends to have the fewest contenders, so we’ll take a look at just 18 candidates: […]
I’m tired of hearing how teams disregarded “positional value.” The Detroit Lions picked a running back with the 12th overall pick in the NFL draft last week, and you would have thought they ran through their allotted time and forfeited the pick. Reading the experts and listening to Lions fans cry about “over-drafting” a player […]
The Detroit Lions have been criticized for taking a running back and linebacker in the top 20 of the 2023 NFL Draft, but if they fill needs and more importantly, find success with those players, Ari Meirov thinks we will look back and say “I get what GM Brad Holmes was doing.”
The 2023 NFL Draft has wrapped up, and like every year there were some head-scratching moves and some clear value picks made. After collecting their thoughts and assessing the fits, The 33rd Team scouting department — comprised of former NFL personnel members — put together a breakdown of the 10 biggest steals and reaches from […]
The 2023 NFL Draft is complete and the Detroit Lions made a total of eight picks, including six in the first three rounds. The Lions, who narrowly missed earning a wild-card berth in 2022 and are primed to make noise in the NFC North in 2023, drafted players at eight different positions. The 33rd Team Scouting […]
When you consider the top players in the NFL, 70 percent of those who really contribute to winning teams come from the first three rounds of the draft. So the first two days are critical in terms of obtaining those types of players and getting as many of them as you can. Depth can be […]
Mike Zimmer and Marvin Lewis discuss the surprising selections of Jahmyr Gibbs and Jack Campbell by the Detroit Lions during Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft.