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2010 NFL Draft: Lions Trade Away 220th Pick to Eagles

Instead of using their second selection of the seventh round, the Lions have traded the 220th pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2011 sixth-rounder.  Detroit just acquired this pick earlier in the week from Denver in the three-way trade also involving, coincidentally, Philadelphia.  Getting that seventh-rounder was viewed as nothing more than Martin Mayhew scraping for something extra, but he has already turned it into a sixth-round selection.  Once again, well done, Mr. Mayhew.

What this trade means is that the Lions will wait around until the final pick of the draft (255) to make another selection.  At that point the key for the Lions will be to pick a player that they feel will be a wanted man in the undrafted free agent market.  Detroit probably already is talking to the agents of potential undrafted plays to get deals lined up in case they go undrafted.  By having the final pick, however, the Lions can ensure they get somebody who might have a high demand and many options as an undrafted free agent.

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