Using Player Profiler exclusively, here are player comps for each of the Detroit Lions 2022 draft picks.
Projecting and comparing incoming NFL players to those who have come before them can be an interesting exercise. Some might call it grueling, but I prefer to say it’s interesting. From somewhat obvious to interesting and tapping into multiple analysts, here’s our earlier list of NFL comparisons for each of the Detroit Lions 2022 draft picks.
For this exercise I went with one site and one tool, Player Profiler.com, to come up with comparisons for the Lions’ newest eight draft picks. There are some overlapping results compared to our aforementioned list, which isn’t too surprising, and there are also some comparisons that aren’t nearly as flattering as the previous list.
One comparison points right to a looming battle for a Lions’ roster spot.
Player Profiler comparisons for Detroit Lions 2022 draft picks
Here are the Player Profiler comps for all eight Lions draft picks.
DE Aidan Hutchinson: Raiders DE Maxx Crosby
WR Jameson Williams: WR Will Fuller
DE Josh Paschal: Dolphins DE Emmanuel Ogbah
S Kerby Joseph: S Jeff Heath
TE James Mitchell: Lions TE Brock Wright
LB/Edge James Houston: N/A
LB Malcolm Rodriguez: LB Darron Lee
CB Chase Lucas: Texans CB Jimmy Moreland
Houston didn’t register with a page on Player Profiler, so there’s no comparison to see. Others elsewhere see Haason Reddick or even Micah Parsons as an athletic comp for the product of Jackson State by way of Florida.
The comps for Hutchinson (Crosby), Williams (Fuller) and Paschal (Ogbah) have been seen elsewhere.
Mitchell drawing the comp to Wright looks to be the most interesting one here. A battle is coming for spots on the Lions’ tight end depth chart behind T.J. Hockenson, that much is clear. Despite his being a former pupil of head coach Dan Campbell in New Orleans and a capable blocker, free agent signing Garrett Griffin shouldn’t be promised anything.
Mitchell and Wright could both make the 53-man roster, or it’s possible neither does. In any case, as much as a battle for a backup tight end spot can be interesting, the Player Profiler comp of Mitchell to Wright points to it for Detroit.