Detroit Lions well-represented on NFL.com All-Rookie Team
Buck Brooks of NFL.com put together his 2023 All-Rookie Team this week. The Lions, of course, are well-represented with four members-running back Jahmyr Gibbs, tight end Sam LaPorta, Jack linebacker Campbell and defensive back Brian Branch.
Here's what Brooks wrote about each of them.
Gibbs: "As the big-play specialist in the Lions' backfield, Gibbs displayed the speed, burst and genuine explosiveness to score from anywhere on the field as a runner or receiver. The rookie totaled 1,261 yards from scrimmage with 11 combined scores as a designated weapon inside or outside of the backfield."
LaPorta: "The second-round pick quickly flashed All-Pro potential, hauling in 86 passes for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns. LaPorta's crafty route-running skills and sticky hands earned him "go-to guy" status in the red zone."
Campbell: "The stat sheet does not fully reflect Campbell's impact as the Lions' designated "traffic cop." In addition to amassing 95 tackles, two sacks and five tackles as a "see ball, get ball" defender, Campbell's leadership skills and communication ability steadied a Detroit defense that looks to bully opponents from snap to whistle."
Branch: "The Lions' utility man delivers impact plays (three interceptions,13 passes defensed, seven tackles for loss and a sack) from various alignments in the defensive backfield. Branch's instincts, awareness and diagnostic skills force opposing quarterbacks to monitor his whereabouts on every snap."
A mix of going with their own grain despite the critics they knew would come (Gibbs and Campbell in the first round), and capitalizing on value (LaPorta and Branch in the second round), the Lions nailed the 2023 draft.
One Detroit Lions player prop for the Divisional Round
The Buccaneers have stingy across the board against running backs all season. But they did not face Gibbs back in Week 6, and he's a unique weapon in line to be impactful on Sunday.
So, via FanDuel Sportsbook (odds subject to change), here's my one Lions' player prop for Sunday's game.