Detroit Lions land a pair of defensive players in The 33rd Team’s first mock draft

2023 mock draft season is picking up steam.

 The Athletic’s Dane Brugler kicked things off last week with his first mock draft of the season,

we re-started our Lions mock draft roundup series over the weekend, and ESPN’s Todd McShay published his first mock draft on Tuesday.

On Thursday, The 33rd Team got in on the action. If you’re not familiar with The 33rd Team,

 it’s a collection of current and former NFL players (including Lions’ Amon-Ra St. Brown), executives, coaches,

and broadcasters that have teamed up to bring a different perspective on how to cover the NFL.

For their draft coverage, T.J. McCreight—former Player Personnel Executive for the Philadelphia Eagles ,

and director of college scouting for the Indianapolis Colts—leads a group of former NFL scouts to produce their first mock draft of the season.