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Detroit Lions updated 2023 NFL Draft order following blockbuster trade


Just moments ago, news broke that the Detroit Lions had traded the No. 6 and No. 81 overall picks to the Arizona Cardinals for a trio of 2023 NFL Draft picks. With the trade, the Lions now have five of the top 55 picks and 10 picks overall.

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Detroit Lions/Arizona Cardinals Trade Details

Lions get: No. 12, No. 34, and No. 168 in 2023

Cardinals get: No. 6 and No. 81

Lions updated NFL Draft order

Following the blockbuster trade, here is the Lions’ new pick order:

  • Round 1, Pick 12
  • Round 1, Pick 18
  • Round 2, Pick 34
  • Round 2, Pick 48
  • Round 2, Pick 55
  • Round 5, Pick 152
  • Round 5, Pick 159
  • Round 5, Pick 168
  • Round 6, Pick 183
  • Round 6, Pick 194

Bottom Line: Lions stockpile more draft capital

The Lions had their shot to land DT Jalen Carter with the No. 6 pick, but they opted to trade down with the Cardinals. By doing so, the Lions now have two first-round picks and three second-round picks.

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