2023 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #5

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Detroit
Myles Murphy
5

Clemson

EDGE



The Detroit Lions have showed a spark of life in recent weeks, winning three straight and then hanging tough in a narrow loss to the Bills on Thanksgiving. It's still clear, though, that the defense and the pass rush need some talent upgrades before Dan Campbell's try-hard guys can get over the hump. The Rams coming completely undone is making the first round pick they sent out in the Matt Stafford trade a bigger and bigger prize for Detroit. If it gets into the first three slots, look for Detroit to take one of the top two QBs. If not, a beast Edge like Clemson's Myles Murphy could be too tantalizing to pass up.
After building a top-flight offensive line with three first rounders, the Lions could bookend the versatile Aidan Hutchinson with the toolsy Murphy to create a menacing defensive front. Murphy has the size and speed to merit comparisons to Chase Young. At 6-5 and 275, he runs a sub-4.6 40. His spin move is NFL-ready and he has the bend and power to give O Tackles nightmares.

Check out the full yield of the Lions' draft at the Lions Team Draft Page.

--Jud Branam, Lions Analyst




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