The trade terms for the Detroit Lions are in. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Lions have sent their fourth round pick (117th overall) to the New England Patriots to move up eight spots from 51 to 43.
This is the first time that Lions general manager Bob Quinn has traded up in the draft. In fact, his only draft day trade to his name prior to this one was when the Lions moved from 85th overall to 96th, for a fourth round pick.
Via the Pro Football Reference trade chart, the Lions barely edged out the Patriots in this trade, sending away 450 “points” for 470 in return.
With the pick the Detroit Lions selected Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson. It was the second time the Lions have taken a running back in the second round in three years. Back in 2015, the Lions took Ameer Abdullah 54th overall.
Time to grade the trade (not the pick):
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