Dallas Cowboys: CB Stephon Gilmore
For the second consecutive year, Mike McCarthy’s team led the NFL in total takeaways. Yet, it’s worth noting that the Cowboys had 10 fewer interceptions (16) this past season than they did when they totaled an NFL-high 26 picks in 2021. Talented Trevon Diggs can be a little hot-and-cold, so Dallas gave up a fifth-round pick to acquire Stephon Gilmore from the Colts. He’s totaled 29 interceptions in 11 seasons.
Denver Broncos: T Mike McGlinchey
It took a bit, but Garett Bolles, who missed the final 12 games of 2022, has developed into a steady left tackle. On the other side, the Broncos gave big bucks this offseason to former 49ers’ first-round pick Mike McGlinchey to the tune of five years and $87.5 million. The one-time Golden Domer rebounded from an injury-plagued 2021 to start every game, including three playoff contests, for Kyle Shanahan’s team.
Detroit Lions: DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
Dan Campbell’s team was a disaster on the defensive side of the ball in 2022, although the Lions did show some signs to progress down the stretch (with a few exceptions). Detroit allowed the most total yards in the league and the third-most passing yards per game. The newcomers include cornerbacks Cameron Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley, but adding versatile Chauncey Gardner-Johnson was a major coup.