Trade talk continues around Darius Slay as two analysts give their latest opinions on who should be angling to trade for the star corner.
Pro Football Focus’ Eric Eager and George Chahrouri discussed Slay’s future on their podcast this week. Eager sends the cornerback somewhere I personally haven’t heard someone suggest yet - Cincinnati.
“They’re in the top half of every round so you could say, ‘Oh we traded a third-round pick but it’s actually the bottom half of the second if you’re the Lions,” he explains.
He goes on to say with cornerback William Jackson, safety Jessie Bates, and a solid front four — Slay could add something to that defense.
Watch the whole clip, including where Chahrouri would send Slay, below:
Who should trade for Darius Slay?@PFF_Eric: Bengals@PFF_George: Eagles pic.twitter.com/WP83NwNgW4— PFF (@PFF) February 23, 2020
And the rest of your notes:
- The Free Press’ Dave Birkett has some Lions storylines to watch in the combine this week.
- Also from the Freep is Carlos Monarrez’s piece on what he calls Matt Patricia’s greatest engineering challenge of his life: fixing the Lions. Monarrez joined Patricia to a trip back to his hometown for this one.
- This Saturday, country star Garth Brooks performed in Detroit for the largest concert crowd in Ford Field’s history. He sported a lovely Barry Sanders jersey the entire show and had a pretty neat reason why.
Detroit— Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) February 23, 2020
You carried me all night long
But you always have
I’m in love with you! love, g #GARTHinDETROIT pic.twitter.com/nURU8gaj7F
- Bob Quinn sat down with Tori Petry for a one-on-one just ahead of the NFL Combine.
- A piece from detroitlions.com on how each of the Lions’ 2019 draft picks performed at the combine.
- The Lions are accepting applications until March 13 from high school football programs looking for some help with resources and/or equipment. (We profiled the Touchdown in Your Town program here)
Is your high school football program in need of updated resources and/or equipment?— Detroit Lions (@Lions) February 24, 2020
Apply for a chance to have the Detroit Lions Touchdown in Your Town! Applications are open NOW until March 13.
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- A great profile from Crain’s Kurt Nagl on Kelly Kozole with the Lions’ front office on how she “oversees all the team’s revenue-generating units, which means keeping a restless fan base engaged, clinching corporate sponsorships, booking the venue with high-profile events year-round and ultimately keeping the business healthy.” It also covers some of her personal battles.