A complete list of Detroit Lions picks in the 2022 NFL Draft can be found below.

Round 1


Detroit Lions

Aidan Hutchinson

EDGE, Michigan

Hutchinson doesn’t have to move far from Ann Arbor, going back home to the Detroit metro area. The Lions can be thrilled about the ferocious Wolverine slipping to be a cornerstone pass rusher for their 4-3 under Aaron Glenn, for which he’s an ideal fit. He is tough and relentless and straight-up productive. Hutchinson can remain dominant in the NFL and also is an asset against the run. He is the best player in this draft class.

Grade: A

Round 1

PICK #12

Detroit Lions

Jameson Williams

WR, Alabama

The Lions made an intradivision trade to make sure they got in on the run for the three best wide receivers in the draft from consecutive picks. Given the position was so deep, they get knocked a little for giving up a considerable haul of picks to the rival Vikings and also not thinking about the first crack at quarterback. But when breaking down the player, the Lions could afford to be patient with Williams, a flat-out big playmaker, while he recovers from his knee injury. He’s a terrific skill complement for Amon-Ra St. Brown, D’Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson. Now they need a QB upgrade behind a top line to get the ball to Williams downfield.

Grade: B+

(from MIN via LAR)

Round 2

PICK #14

Detroit Lions

Joshua Paschal

DE, Kentucky

The Lions make a questionable pick of a Day 3 prospect but at least he makes sense to support No. 2 overall pick Aidan Hutchinson in upgrading the edge. Paschal is a reliable rock of a pass rusher with some sturdiness against the run who could work to be more explosive.

Grade: C

(from MIN via WAS)

Round 3

PICK #33

Detroit Lions

Kerby Joseph

S, Illinois

The Lions needed some safety and nickel depth, but Joseph doesn’t offer much vs. the run with his strength lying in making plays in coverage.

Grade: C

Round 5

PICK #34

Detroit Lions

James Mitchell

TE, Virginia Tech

Round 6


Detroit Lions

Malcolm Rodriguez

LB, Oklahoma State

(from PHI via JAX via SEA)

Round 6

PICK #38

Detroit Lions

James Houston

EDGE, Jackson State

Round 7

PICK #16

Detroit Lions

Chase Lucas

CB, Arizona State

(from PHI via NO)