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Of course Lions are interested in trading down

Rumor of the day is that the Lions are willing to trade down from their second overall draft pick.

It’s old news.

Of course they’d like to trade down. Getting a defensive tackle would be huge, but paying an untested rookie $30 million or so is not exactly a dream scenario.

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said on Feb. 26 at the combine that trading down is an option.

“I think it will be tough. I think to me when I talk about draft I’m usually looking for value. You’re not going to find value in the top five or top six or seven even. You’re going to get a quality player, but you’re going to pay a premium price for that player. So the opportunity to move back is very attractive to us,’’ Mayhew said.

That’s pretty straight forward. But the problem is finding a team that wants to move up to draft Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy. Just before the combine word had leaked that the Lions were interested in moving down.

“I think in a way it’s a good thing that got out because now teams know if they want to move up, we’re open to going back,’’ Mayhew said at the time.


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