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The Detroit Lions will have a top-5 pick—now what?

The PODcast crew discusses what the Lions will do now that they’re guaranteed a top-5 pick.

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With their loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday combined with the Arizona Cardinals’ upset win over the Seattle Seahawks, the Detroit Lions are now guaranteed to be no lower than fifth in draft order by the end of the regular season next week. If they lose to the Green Bay Packers in the season finale, they will hold a top three pick in the draft.

That’s all fine and dandy, but what happens next? Who will be available when the Lions pick? Will the Lions be in trade up or trade down mode? What positions will Detroit be targeting? And most importantly, who will they be considering with their top pick?

Since the Broncos game was a dud, the 2020 NFL Draft is the primary focus of this week’s PODcast—the penultimate one of the season. We also talk a little about the Broncos game, as well as some major news regarding the future of the podcast.

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This week on the PODcast

  • The Lions lost again, and it followed a pretty familiar script.
  • Did the Lions make the right decision in playing Kerryon Johnson or did they put him in unnecessary danger of hurting himself again?
  • DRAFT TALK: Where will the Lions likely be picking this year?
  • If Washington finished above Detroit, is there any chance Chase Young falls to 3?
  • If no Chase Young, then who? Is Jeff Okudah good enough to be a top-five pick?
  • With the Lions in win-now mode in 2020, is it possible they even consider trading down? Or could they trade up for Young?
  • Jeremy and Chris discuss major changes coming to the PODcast, forced by the hand of the higher ups.

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