Mock Draft: Lions' Brad Holmes Secures Three First-Round Picks

In the 2022 NFL Draft, Holmes swung big to move up and secure wide receiver Jameson Williams at No. 12 overall.

 Currently armed with two first-round picks in 2023, Holmes could show off more of that aggressiveness by adding to his arsenal.

In this mock draft, you’ll see Holmes make a move to secure a third first-round pick at the expense of some later draft capital.

The Lions have many needs, and the late stages of the first round offer another opportunity for Holmes to secure an impact player.

Round 1 No. 6 overall: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois The cornerback class is deep with talent, and Witherspoon may be the best of all the cornerback prospects. 

No. 18 overall: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson Sticking with the defensive theme, the Lions grab a talented run-stopper to aid in the defense’s efforts against the run. 

No. 29 overall: Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh Lions trade the No. 48 and No. 81 picks in 2023 and their 2024 third-round pick to the New Orleans Saints, in exchange for the No. 29 overall pick and a 2024 fifth-round pick.

Round 2 No. 55 overall: Steve Avila, G, TCU The Lions need depth at guard. Halapoulivaati Vaitai missed the entire 2022 season, while Jonah Jackson missed four games. 

Round 3 Following the proposed trade with the Saints, the Lions would have no picks in this round.

Round 4 The Lions currently have no picks in this round.

Round 5 No. 154 overall: Rashad Torrence II, S, Florida