3 combinations for the Detroit Lions two 2023 first-round picks

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The Lions had one of the better offenses in the league this year, but they still have some holes to fill. While it would not be wise for the Lions to spend both of their first-round picks on the offensive side of the ball, they could use one of them to fill a hole in the offense that was created this season.

No. 6: EDGE Tyree Wilson–Texas Tech

A player that is flying up draft boards, Wilson is considered one of the top-edge rushers that are available. Wilson displays great strength and hands at the line of scrimmage. At 6-foot-6 275 pounds, Wilson has phenomenal size and would give the Lions another elite tactician off the edge to go with Hutchinson. While Wilson has burst onto the scene in 2022, he may just be scratching the surface of what he could become.

No. 18 : TE Michael Mayer–Notre Dame

Mayer is one of the top overall prospects in this draft class and is a tight end that evaluators have been waiting to become draft eligible. At 6-foot-4, 265 pounds, Mayer has ideal size for a tight end and some consider him to be a top-10 player in this draft. Despite sneaky production from their tight ends after the Hockenson trade, the Lions still have a gaping long-term hole at that position. Mayer would provide stability and a be a high-end talent at the position for years to come.