The most underrated NFL team from every division in 2022

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Most underrated NFL team in the NFC North: Detroit Lions

Pick Analysis. . . player. Scouting Report. NFC North. Detroit Lions. 50

I don’t know how many times I can do it, but I’m going to keep hyping up the Detroit Lions as one of the NFL’s most underrated teams. After Hard Knocks, I’m not so sure the Lions are going to be overrated anymore. NFL fans that watch the show are going to be enamored by the great personalities on this team, both the players and coaching staff alike.

There’s just a lot to like, even if Dan Campbell is a little over the top at times.

These guys played really hard last year, and now you combine that with a lot of talent coming into the fold on both offense and defense.

Offensively, the Lions did a great job of adding to the offensive line the last handful of years and I think the offensive line they have in place could be one of the best in the NFL in 2022. The area this team has really improved the most is in the playmaker department. Jared Goff has some outstanding weapons to spread the ball to with Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark, Josh Reynolds, and first-round pick Jameson Williams whenever he’s healthy and ready to roll.

Not to mention, the Lions have one of the best tight ends in the game in TJ Hockenson and a stud running back in D’Andre Swift who has yet to realize his full potential. The Lions also have a very good RB2 in Jamaal Williams who can give them a potent two-headed monster at that position.

Defensively, the Lions are getting back a healthy Jeff Okudah along with adding 2022 top pick Aidan Hutchinson. The Lions spent a lot of capital the last couple of offseasons investing in that defensive front, and they’ll be fast, physical, and nasty in that regard.

They may not be good enough for a winning record just yet but don’t be shocked if the Lions finish second in the NFC North this year.