It sounds silly, but there are a few teams currently who truly do not have to knock the 2023 NFL Draft out of the park. Who are they? I feel like if a team has gotten to the point with their roster that they don’t need to have a good draft, then they’re in a great spot.
Obviously, the draft is the most important time of the year for some of these clubs. Drafting well is the main key to building elite teams, and no matter which team it is, the nucleus of that club was built through the draft.
The importance of the draft cannot be overstated, and you best bet that each team is desperately hoping that they can make strong selections.
But, which three teams don’t necessarily need to knock the 2023 NFL Draft out of the park?
2023 NFL Draft: Which teams don’t have to ace the draft?
The Detroit Lions had clear needs on their roster, and they filled those needs in free agency. Their secondary needed quite a bit of help, so General Manager Brad Holmes signed safety CJ Gardner-Johnson, and two quality cornerbacks in Cam Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley.
On paper, I’m not sure there are 10 better rosters in the NFL than Detroit’s. They also added a lowkey addition in Marvis Jones Jr and brought back former draft pick Graham Glasgow who is a fine starter.
Detroit is sitting pretty, and outside of maybe getting a boost at tight end and along the defensive front, the Lions are in a great spot.
The biggest hurdle for the Eagles this offseason was the amount of free agents they had, but Howie Roseman worked his magic again. They didn’t have many on offense, but replaced Miles Sanders with Rashaad Penny and should be starting Cam Jurgens in place of Isaac Seumalo, but their offense will stay the same in 2023.
Their defense features a lot of the same names, as Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, James Bradberry, and Darius Slay were all brought back. Philly could use some young blood along the defensive line, but that isn’t a dire need for them.
This is a team that can take best player available, no matter what position, when the 2023 NFL Draft rolls around.
Kansas City Chiefs
I don’t think the Kansas City Chiefs got particularly better or worse in free agency, and that’s perfectly fine. Their starting lineup on both sides of the ball will stay mostly the same in 2023 as it was in 2022. Their wide receiver unit isn’t great, but it wasn’t last year and that ended up not being a problem.
I’d also argue that they could use some more pass rush help, but their defenses always seen to play well when needed.