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2014 NFL Draft rumors: More trade rumblings involving Lions

There's another trade rumor involving the Detroit Lions, and this one suggests a trade up into the top five.


We're just days away from the 2014 NFL Draft, and more and more trade rumors involving the Detroit Lions are seemingly popping up. There have been rumors about the Lions exploring a trade in the first round for months now, but as the draft nears, we're getting more specifics about what a deal might entail.

The latest trade rumor involving the Lions is a somewhat familiar one:

With the Lions showing so much interest in Sammy Watkins, Khalil Mack and Jadeveon Clowney in the lead-up to the draft, the possibility of a trade into the top five has been part of the conversation for some time now. There's been speculation that the Lions could try to jump all the way up to the second overall pick, but Ian Rapoport reports that the focus is on the third overall pick.

So, what exactly would be considered a bargain for the Lions? In this case, if they were to jump up seven spots and get a shot at drafting at least one of Watkins, Mack and Clowney, giving up only a second-round pick would seem like a pretty big bargain. Yes, the Miami Dolphins went from No. 12 to No. 3 for only a second-rounder last year, but that was a bit of a different situation with the Oakland Raiders so eager to move down. If the Lions only had to give up their second-round pick to come away with one of the top players in the draft this year, that would be a pretty big bargain in my book.

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