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Wednesday open thread: What grade would you give the Everson Griffen trade?

The former Lion killer is coming to Detroit.

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The Lions defense has been better in recent weeks, but there remained a hole when it came to pure pass-rushing talent, especially when the defense isn’t mixing up looks or sending extra rushers.

Enter Everson Griffen. The Lions sent a sixth-round pick (that could conditionally become a fifth) to the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday in exchange for the menacing pass-rusher who has terrorized Matthew Stafford and the Lions for years as a Minnesota Viking.

Question of the day: What grade would you give the Everson Griffen trade?

My answer: A.

Even after Griffen has supposedly not been himself this season, he presents a tremendous upgrade for the Lions defensive line.

For the Lions, it will just cost them $1.75 million in base salary plus a $187,500 per game roster bonus, which is a steal for that kind of production in today’s NFL. Not to mention, sixth round picks are for special teams contributors, fringe roster guys, or high-floor, low-ceiling players. Griffen is a proven talent and you know what you’re getting out of him. This is a steal for the value a sixth-round pick offers.

Your turn.

Poll

Grade the Everson Griffen trade:

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    A
    (1126 votes)
  • 33%
    B
    (657 votes)
  • 7%
    C
    (138 votes)
  • 1%
    D
    (23 votes)
  • 0%
    E
    (12 votes)
1956 votes total Vote Now