The Detroit Lions may find someone to add to this list in the future this year, but here are the four biggest draft steals in team history right now.
The Detroit Lions will finally embark on the 2022 NFL Draft Thursday night, with two first-round picks, three of the first 34 picks and five of the top-100 selections. The incoming collection of young talent, ideally anyway, will help push the current rebuild to another level.
In his first draft as Lions’ general manager, Brad Holmes nabbed a fourth-round find in wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. After a slow start to his rookie season, St. Brown was one of the msot prolific receivers in the league over the final several weeks. With plenty of motivation, including keeping tabs on the 16 wide receivers drafted before him, St. Brown is a budding star.
The Lions don’t currently possess a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft, but the term “steal” can apply almost anywhere after the mid first-round if a player becomes an All-Pro or something close to that ilk.
Busts are easy to find in Detroit Lions’ draft history. But I’m going to the positive side today, to tab the biggest draft steals in team history.