By Nate Atkins | firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted on 19. April 2019 at 01:15 | Updated on April 19, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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1; Bob Quinn is very close to the vest in the week before the NFL Draft, but he made an unequivocal intention: he wants to trade down in the first round.
He's armed with a top-10 pick for the first time as Lions general director, and truly out of his time with the Patriots for the first time since he controlled the designs. He likes a drummer, but he also recognizes what he calls this year's "sweet spot" of the design value that lives in rounds 2 – 4. If he picks up an extra pick in this area and still comes up with a player he likes, this seems to be the preferred route.
He has also made it clear that he does not want to trade. He wants more picks, not less.
Driving downhill is usually a popular idea with fans, but the hard part is getting a team to trade. It requires someone willing to sacrifice picks, but also special circumstances in which the goal of the team is available when the Lions are on the clock. These are the types of scenarios Quinn and his team are currently preparing.
There are a few scenarios in this blueprint that might affect Detroit. Here are the five most likely:
Defensive lineman Brian Burns of Florida could be an option for the Detroit Lions.
Scenario 1: Bengals act
LIONS RECEIVE: ] Picks 11 (first round) and 72 (third round) in 2019
BENGALS RECEIVE: Picks 8 (first round) and 146 (fifth round) in 2019
With the Broncos in 10th place Bengals could leap to get their next quarterback, who could be Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State. Some expect him to finish in sixth place at the Giants, but they could pass and he would be a natural fit in Zac Taylor's McVay offense, with the opportunity to learn for a few games while Andy Dalton plays a contract year , 19659003] The Lions could turn a fourth or fifth round into a third choice by pushing back only three selections and possibly not losing any of the guys they want when Cincinnati and Denver do without quarterbacks. That could leave the narrow end of Iowa. T.J. Brian Burns, Hockenson, or the State of Florida State Edge is still available, and if not, Alabama should take an offensive action against Jonah Williams. The trade value chart has a slight profit for the Lions and would allow them to take a defending starter who slides to the top of the third round.
Scenario 2: Falcons acting
LIONS RECEIVE: Picks 14 (first round) and 79 (third) in 2019 and a third or fourth round for 2020
FALCONS RECEIVE: Pick 8 (first round) in 2019
This is an idea that hovers more than a week in Twitter's rumor mill. The hawks do not have too many positional needs, but could actually use an enforcer in the middle of their line of defense. The ejection at this point after Ed Oliver is blatant, and Oliver looks like a Geno Atkins clone or Aaron Donald Light. I have doubts that he can make it to the eighth place and the Lions could take him or they could go six places down to get a third and a decent strike next season.
I do not think the Lions are just as in love with collecting picks for the upcoming season as the entire regime is currently under pressure to win. So it is possible that the Falcons will send the second if they offer their third. The trade value chart fits perfectly together. Atlanta is also in a win-now mindset and could offer the same package for the Jaguars or Bills, so Detroit does not want to mess with the value too much.
Dwayne, Ohio State Quarterback Haskins may be a team of players seeking to intervene against the 2019 NFL Draft.