The Lions' Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell. Detroit Lions GM Brad Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell talk during training camp at the Allen Park facility Wednesday, July 28, 2021. lions holmes campbell

The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round set to begin on April 28th.

Many teams will hope to draft franchise players who can impact the future of their team for years to come.

There might not be a team more in need of impact players than the Detroit Lions.

The Lions had a brutal 2021 season, finishing the year 3-13-1, which earned them the second pick in the draft.

There has been speculation as to where the Lions will go with this pick, with many believing that they could be in the market to draft a franchise quarterback to learn behind Jared Goff going forward.

Lions’ general manager Brad Holmes (seen at left above with head coach Dan Campbell) discussed that possibility on Thursday, and hinted the team could be interested in going in that direction.

While this doesn’t exactly mean that the Lions will ultimately take a quarterback, there are certainly some potential “game-changers” at quarterback in this draft class.

Liberty quarterback Malik Willis is someone who has caught the eye of many NFL scouts with an intriguing combination of speed and arm strength that could be a target for Detroit with their first-round pick.

Goff was at best subpar in his first year in Detroit, throwing for 3,245 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2021 with little team success.

It would certainly be intriguing if Detroit were to go in that direction. In any case, it’s clear the team will look to add an impact piece with this pick near the top of the draft. And fans will get a good preseason look at whoever they pick, as the Lions will be featured on Hard Knocks this summer.

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.