NFL Combine Tight End & Cornerback Update – Detroit Lions Podcast

In this video we discuss general thoughts on the 2023 NFL Combine through Saturday. The quarterbacks separating themselves at the top are C.J. Stroud, Anthony Richardson, Bryce Young, and Will Levis. We are looking at a weaker receiver class, but Quentin Johnston and Jaxon Smith-Njigba are legit NFL receivers, and Bryce Ford-Wheaton had an incredible workout. His workout and size are reminiscent of Christian Watson last year.

Detroit Lions Podcast NFL Combine Update – Cornerback & Tight End

There is a small group of excellent tight end prospects, but overall, there are very solid tight ends at all levels of the draft. The Lions could find a very solid player with the pick they received in the T.J. Hockenson trade. The defensive tackle group is solid with Bryan Bresee, Calijah Kancey, and Jalen Carter being the dudes. We are looking at a solid edge class, but not elite. I am not totally sold on Will Anderson as I want him winning more outside the offensive tackle than he does. Tyree Wilson is legit and would likely have had a very strong performance if he would have worked out.

There is a small group of cornerbacks at the top of the draft. Christian Gonzalez, Joey Porter Jr., and Devon Witherspoon are the players at the top. There are several players I think the Lions should avoid, starting with Emmanuel Forbes who weighed in at 166 lbs. Deonte Banks is super intriguing, and he should rise with his excellent performance in Indianapolis. Gonzalez is an elite mover, but I worry about his level of compete, and wonder if he fits in Detroit? Witherspoon and Gonzalez are opposite types of players.

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