I know. Trying to predict a draft day trade is almost pointless. But alas, with no FA or anything else, I thought this would be fun to talk about anyway. Yes I know, none of us can guess where players will go and all. So lets not try to shoot to many holes in my idea please, lets just enjoy a, this would be great or hey this could be interesting if we could for a moment ....a few more weeks and we won't have to do this anymore. We will soon all be enjoying polls of how many wins our Lions will have this coming year AND what round of the playoffs we think our team will make it too !
So I know the Lions brought in some players that have been expected to go in the late 1st round. Players who some would say would have to drop for us to get with our 2nd round. So I was wondering, what IF the Lions were to trade down, how far would they go and who we might get out of it. I was trying to come up with something that would fit our needs for the team, players that seem to be the type of guy that our FO go for. I also took into thought that Mayhew has traded players for picks and moved up. I kind of think of him as a active GM like the Pats. So in even if it is a small move, I am willing to bet our GM moves at least 1 pick or player in some way, shape or form.
I could really see us trading with the 49ers.
Think of this, the Niners need a CB and QB very bad. They luck out and get Peterson at 7 in the 1st. They trade up to the 13th because of wispers of someone taking Mallet who they might believe is their guy. They trade to us their 2nd, 3rd and some other picks that = our # 13 overall. They get a huge boost in talent in the places they need. Taking a possible franchise QB with the 13th also saves on cap, overall cost and if he busts he does not kill you like the # 1 overall pick can.
Lions could possibly get Martez Wilson and Brandon Harris. Even if they would have to move up slightly with one of these two 2nd rounders, they would have the ammo to do so. They would still have two 3rd rounders and a handful of 4th and 5th rounders as well. They may also use a 5th rounder to trade down so they have at least 1 pick in every round. This could easily produce a RB and WR with the 3rd rounders. A OG and developmental OLB with say 4th rounders. Brings available the idea of drafting Matthews in the 4th with Levy and Wilson as our OLBs. This gives us a TON of flex space based off of team needs and BPA drafting if we do this trade.
There is even a thought of trading up, we could give up our 1st and 3rd so that the Niners get their QB and we get Peterson. A draft and trade type of deal. Just thought of this as interesting since everyone is talking about trading back. This was a idea in which I could actually see a win, win for both teams that was actually possible in some way given all of the unknowns with the draft.
Feel free to tear this apart !
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