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Brad Holmes: The Draft Master Who Quenched Lions Fans' Thirst for Excitement

Brad Holmes: The Draft Master Who Quenched Lions Fans' Thirst for Excitement
Brad Holmes: The Draft Master Who Quenched Lions Fans' Thirst for Excitement

In a curious turn of events, Brad Holmes has diminished the excitement surrounding the NFL draft for Detroit Lions fans.

While the acquisition of new players to the championship-caliber roster remains a thrilling prospect, the upcoming draft lacks the usual anticipation.

This diminished excitement stems from the unwavering trust in Holmes's decision-making abilities. In the past, the Lions' draft selections were often met with uncertainty, raising the potential for disappointment. However, Holmes's exceptional track record has eliminated this concern.

Last year's draft serves as an example of Holmes's acumen. Despite the unexpected choice of Jahmyr Gibbs in the first round, Gibbs's subsequent performance with 945 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns, and 316 receiving yards has proven the wisdom of the selection.

Holmes's other first-round selections, Penei Sewell and Aidan Hutchinson, have also been highly successful. His third-round picks, Kerby Joseph and Alim McNeill, and fourth-round picks, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Derrick Barnes, have also made significant contributions.

Holmes's flawless drafting record has instilled such confidence that Lions fans are unlikely to question his decisions this weekend. It's akin to an inevitable victory in a college football game against an inferior opponent, where excitement is muted by the certainty of the outcome.

Despite the diminished thrill, there's no denying the satisfaction among Detroit fans.

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