Lions GM Brad Holmes breaks down Detroit’s 2023 NFL Draft Class | Twentyman in the Huddle Ep. 47

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On this week’s episode of Twentyman in the Huddle presented by Microsoft, Detroit Lions Executive Vice President and General Manager Brad Holmes sits down with Tim Twentyman for an in-depth breakdown of the Lions’ draft class. Brad and Tim discuss each of Detroit’s eight draft picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, including Jahmyr Gibbs, Jack Campbell, Brian Branch, Hendon Hooker and more. Before wrapping things up, Brad discusses the importance of teamwork across his scouting department when stacking a draft board, as well as talks through the process of signing undrafted free agents to the team.

Highlights include:
– 0:00-0:25: Podcast introduction
– 0:26-1:53: Why does Brad Holmes get so emotional in the draft room?
– 1:54-4:00: Holmes on Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs
– 4:01-7:09: Holmes on Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell
– 7:10-9:50: What do “positional value” and mock drafts mean to Brad Holmes?
– 9:51-13:07: Holmes on Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta
– 13:08-15:06: Holmes on Alabama defensive back Brian Branch
– 15:07-18:38: Holmes on Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker
– 18:39-20:54: Holmes on Western Kentucky defensive lineman Brodric Martin
– 20:55-22:14: What do the Lions look for in Day 3 picks?
– 22:15-23:47: Holmes on William & Mary offensive lineman Colby Sorsdal
– 23:48-26:07: Holmes on North Carolina wide receiver Antoine Green
– 26:08-27:17: What’s the overall impression of the 2023 Lions draft class?
– 27:18-28:05: Holmes on the importance and process of undrafted free agents
– 28:06-29:38: How did the front office work on this draft as a group?
– 29:39-30:12: Looking forward to rookie minicamp and beyond

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