3 reasons the Lions should consider trading down from No. 3

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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.


  1. you’re nuts;

    there’s no other way to put it;

    there are no guarantees in the draft save there will be trades;

    Young and Okudah will directly follow Burrow no matter who is at 2 or 3, simply because they are the three best players in the draft now that Tua is hurt;

    why should Miami move up when it’s obvious three of the first four teams have their quarterbacks already in place?

    you’re trying to prognosticate potential foolishness, which kinda makes you a court jester;

  2. The Lions are stupid if they don’t parley their 3rd pick into four or five more!
    First Miami’s #5 for two or three!
    Then #5 to LAC for #6 and extra one in the 2nd or 3rd.
    Then more or two more from LasV, Jacksonville or Someone else!

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