Lions take Sam LaPorta at 34

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With the 34th overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft, the Lions have drafted Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta.

He’s the second Iowa player drafted by the Lions, after they took inside linebacker Jack Campbell with the 18th overall pick.

The Lions have taken plenty of criticism for drafting players at less important positions (running back, inside linebacker and now tight end), but it’s clear that Detroit General Manager Brad Holmes is going with his board over positional value.

Last year the Lions traded away another former Iowa tight end, T.J. Hockenson. Now it’s LaPorta’s turn in Detroit.

3 responses to “Lions take Sam LaPorta at 34

  1. So many defensive needs! We’ll no excuses for the offense not to light teams up. We’ll I’m taking the over again on most of their games.

  2. When you take players in such a way that you are consistently trying to prove yourself smarter than the consensus, you better be freaking right.

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