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NFL Draft rumor: Detroit Lions have spoken with multiple teams about trading back

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The Lions may actually do what we all expect them to do.

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While everyone continues to speculate that the Detroit Lions could possibly trade out of their third overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, we finally have a rumor suggesting that it could actually happen.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport posted to Twitter on Thursday morning that the Lions have “had discussions with teams about potentially moving back from their slot.” And, perhaps more importantly, Rapoport suggests they’ve already received some mutual interest.

“Teams wanting to move up have been receptive,” he added.

We’ve already gone through plenty of draft scenarios for the Lions, including four proposed by ESPN’s Field Yates earlier this week. The Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers, picking fifth and sixth respectively, seem like the most likely candidates. However, there are a lot of quarterback-needy teams in the NFL that could see Detroit’s pick at third overall as an opportunity to lock up their franchise quarterback of the future.

Like all news that comes this close to the NFL Draft, we have to treat this with a grain of salt. But this is the first indication that all of our speculating over the past four months could have some basis in reality.