GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 08: Jamaal Williams #30 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 08, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The 2023 NFL Draft is here, and there are already surprises. Everyone is looking at the Detroit Lions this year, as the team is on target be one of the teams to beat going into the next season.

Detroit Lions were supposed to have two first-round picks: No. 6 from the Rams in the Matthew Stafford trade and also No. 18. But, on night one, the Cardinals traded up to No. 6 with the Lions.

Now, the Lions receive picks 12 and 34 from the Cardinals. They also have picks 48, 55, 81, 152, 159, 183 and 194.

For pick No. 12, the Lions went with Alabama RB Jahmry Gibbs. For pick No. 18, they went with University of Iowa Football LB Jack Campbell. Here’s twitter reaction to those picks!

  • Twitter reaction to the Detroit Lions' 1st round picks

    Jack Campbell is a great pick for the Detroit Lions, the team says via Twitter. Here’s their introductory post! As you can tell from the comments, there are fans who love this pick and others who are skeptical.

  • Twitter reaction to the Detroit Lions' 1st round picks

    Brad Holmes of the Detroit Lions explains why Jack Campbell is a great pick for the Detroit Lions. Welcome home, Jack! Again, as you can tell from the comments, there are fans who love this pick and others who are skeptical.

  • Twitter reaction to the Detroit Lions' 1st round picks

    Welcome to Detroit, Jahmyr Gibbs! Here is the tweet introducing him as a first round pick. The Detroit Lions say he was a must-have for the team next season.

  • Twitter reaction to the Detroit Lions' 1st round picks

    Here it is! Jahmyr Gibbs says he’s super excited to join the Detroit Lions’ team. “I’m honored to join the Detroit Lions family,” he says. He’s our other pick from the night!

    https://twitter.com/Jahmyr_Gibbs1/status/1651770209735262209

  • Twitter reaction to the Detroit Lions' 1st round picks

    Ryan Ermanni of Fox and Woodward Sports says, “If Jahmyr Gibbs is an absolute difference maker and a mismatch on offense–and Jack Campbell is a starting linebacker helping to solidify the middle of the defense, the Lions win the division and host a playoff game does it matter where they are taken? R-E-L-A-X”

  • Twitter reaction to the Detroit Lions' 1st round picks

    Robert Griffin III says, “Detroit Lions fans will LOVE Jahmyr Gibbs. He is a defenders worst nightmare when in space. The Lions will move him all around the field as a running back and a receiver because he is DYNAMITE with the ball in his hands.”

  • Twitter reaction to the Detroit Lions' 1st round picks

    Some poeple weren’t happy with the Lions going with a running back pick. Barstool Detroit pokes fun at it, tweeting, “With the 12th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select… A RUNNING BACK”

  • Full list of draft picks

    Round 1 (12, from Browns through Texans and Cardinals) — Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
    Round 1 (18) — Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
    Round 2 (34, from Cardinals) — Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa
    Round 2 (45, from Packers) — Brian Branch, CB, Alabama
    Round 3 (68, from Broncos) — Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
    Round 3 (96, compensatory; from Cardinals) — Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky

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