ESPN's Adam Schefter mentioned on Twitter on Monday that the list of teams that "would like to trade down" in the 2011 NFL Draft includes five franchises, one of which is the Detroit Lions. The other four teams mentioned were the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks.
Now, this shouldn't come as a big surprise, and even calling it a draft rumor is probably a bit of a stretch. Considering the Lions only have six total picks, moving down is something I already said I expect them to do, potentially even if a guy like Prince Amukamara is available. Obviously they are not going to pass up on talent just for the sake of moving down, but if the right deal presents itself, it's possible.
Of course, Schefter's tweet also said that these teams "will keep (their) pick for the right player." We obviously don't know who would be considered a "right player" for the Lions, and even they may not know. A lot could happen on draft day with players falling and other teams looking to move up. I'm sure every guy in the draft could be passed if the right deal came along, so this likely will be a case of waiting to see what offers, if any, are made when the Lions go on the clock.
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