Why the Detroit Lions Need To Trade Down the Draft Board…Twice

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There has been much talk of late about exactly what the Detroit Lions should do with their richly deserved no. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Some claim that they'd be silly to pass up a shot at Ndamukong Suh if he's available at the no 2., while still others think that Gerald McCoy may be even better. But with rumors swirling about the possibility of the St. Louis Rams picking a quarterback with the no. 1, it seems clear that the Lions may be in the driver's seat when it comes to possible trade scenario's, as a few teams may be willing to give up good value to jump a couple spots to secure themselves either Clausen or Bradford. So the Lions may have some good options, and beyond this, it isn't really great cap management to hand top pick money to a defensive tackle, a truism that's held up through most of the recent top DT picks, and the draft is very deep at some of the other positions that the Lions might covet. The following then is a discussion about some of these picks tha...

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