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Sunday open thread: If Travon Walker goes No. 1, who should the Detroit Lions select?

Trade down? Take a QB, or take the best pass rusher available?

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Smokescreens are bound to happen as we get closer to the NFL Draft, but with the rumors of Aidan Hutchinson potentially being available for the Lions with the No. 2 pick, even Vegas betters seem to be buying into the possibility.

Though Hutchinson is still the favorite to go first overall, the hype surrounding Travon Walker is bigger than ever, and some believe that he could be the first player selected in the draft, meaning Hutchinson could fall into the Lions’ laps. Again, we’re less than two weeks away from the draft, so this could all be stemmed from general managers and agents making their last ditch efforts at trickery, but let’s pretend that it’s true.

With the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select, Travon Walker, Defensive End, Georgia.

The Lions are now on the clock.

What would you like the Lions to do if Travon Walker goes No. 1 overall?

My answer: Draft Aidan Hutchinson.

This includes trading down as an option, and while it’s close and I’d love to acquire more picks if the Lions could find a suitor, Hutchinson is too good of a prospect to pass on at a premium position of need.

Other possibilities here that I would consider briefly are Malik Willis, Kayvon Thibodeaux, or Jermaine Johnson. I like Hutchinson over Thibodeaux, Johnson and even Walker, so this would be the perfect scenario to me. Drafting a QB like Willis is an intriguing idea, but I’m just not that high on him as a prospect. If the Lions staff falls in love with him, then I respect it and I like the idea of swinging for the fences, but I’m just not sold on him.

To me this one is simple. If Hutchinson is there, you draft him.

Your turn.


What should the Lions do if Travon Walker goes No. 1?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Draft Aidan Hutchinson
    (2394 votes)
  • 7%
    Draft Kayvon Thibodeaux
    (249 votes)
  • 2%
    Draft Malik Willis
    (91 votes)
  • 1%
    Draft Kyle Hamilton
    (34 votes)
  • 16%
    Trade down
    (538 votes)
  • 0%
    (24 votes)
3330 votes total Vote Now

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