The Detroit Lions are currently positioned in an intriguing spot in the 2020 NFL Draft order. It’s clear that Joe Burrow is going No. 1 overall and it’s likely that Chase Young is next up. That can be used to Detroit’s advantage.
A recent report by Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated stated that the Lions are among the teams that are ‘open for business’ when it comes to the possibility of moving down the draft order.
“It’s no secret that the Lions are open for business with the third pick. And they’re not alone. The Jaguars are another team that’s kicked around the idea of moving down. The Raiders too, a team that could well be looking to replace the second-rounder they lost this year.”
With the way the quarterback class has turned out, the Miami Dolphins (No. 5) and Los Angeles Chargers (No. 6) are thought of as two possible teams that could potentially trade up for this purpose. For the Lions, looking to move down with either potential trade partner could be a possibility.
The potential for a bidding war diminished after free agency though. The Carolina Panthers (No. 7) were originally thought of as a team that could take a quarterback, but they ended up landing Teddy Bridgewater on a multi-year deal.
Regardless, the Lions should still look to capitalize on their draft position by determining the interest level the Dolphins and Chargers have in the same quarterback prospects. Whether it’s Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert, if both teams want the same prospect, an opportunity is present for Detroit.
With that being said, there are three reasons the Lions should consider trading down from the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.