Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, Cornerback
The Lions decided to trade away their shutdown cornerback in Darius Slay in the offseason, so they picked Jeff Okudah out of Ohio State. Okudah was the consensus top cornerback in the draft, and rightfully so. He put together a super great season at Ohio State and is exactly the player the Lions need to spark their defense, which has been lackluster the last few years.
Unfortunately, in this new reality, the Chicago Bears are taking him away from Detroit to play alongside Kyle Fuller and Jaylon Johnson. With Fuller potentially set to become a cap casualty next offseason, Okudah and Johnson would be a formidable cornerback duo of the future, along with guys like Artie Burns and Kevin Toliver.
Okudah has elite potential, and many view him as a future shutdown cornerback. The Bears would be getting two rookie cornerbacks on cheaper contracts than Fuller, who can still be on the team if the Bears figure out their cap situation. This would create a top cornerback room, and spark fear in opposing offenses.
The Lions have plenty of talent, such as guys like Trey Flowers, Kenny Golladay, and T.J. Hockenson, to name a few. Yet, bringing in Okudah feels like the best prize due to his youth, contract, and elite potential.