Lions reportedly remain open to blockbuster trade

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The Detroit Lions are no strangers when it comes to major trades.

Last season they traded the longtime quarterback Matthew Stafford for a third-round pick in 2021, a first-round pick in 2022, a first-round pick in 2023, and Jared Goff.

Unfortunately, they got the short end of the deal because Stafford won Super Bowl LVI with the Los Angeles Rams.

The Lions have had some improvements under the head coach Dan Campbell.

However, they still won three games in 2021 and went winless for almost a year.

That record gave them the second overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.

But as Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov shared, it’s possible the Lions will offer that spot to the highest bidder.

Meirov tweeted:#The Lions General manager Brad Holmes said today that he has had discussions with a few teams about a potential trade involving the second overall pick. Holmes said it’s still relatively early, but things will likely heat up as the draft nears.

As always, high draft picks are a gamble, especially if a team’s selected player didn’t make it.

Still, the 2022 draft is shaping up to be a perfect opportunity to draft a top rusher due to the vast pool of talent in that position.

Therefore, expect teams that are slow to build pressure to strike up a conversation with the Lions.

Since this is a high draft pick, Detroit can ask for at least two picks or a pick and a starter in return.

Which teams could trade with the Lions?

The Kansas City Chiefs desperately need another top rusher, especially now that their secondary has weakened due to Tyrant Matthewit’s the start.

The same goes for the Philadelphia Eagles who have three first-round picks.

Likewise, don’t sleep on the New England Patriots as they always have something in store come draft day.

Charles P. Patton