Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher runs the 40 yard dash during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions May Trade Up to Get an Offensive Tackle

Detroit Lions fans hoping the team can land either Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher, don’t lose hope just yet. With it looking increasingly likely that both tackles are drafted before the Lions get on the clock with the fifth pick, draft insider Tony Pauline indicates a trade could be in the works between the Lions and Oakland Raiders:

Building upon on news we posted yesterday, sources tell me if either of the top two tackles are available when they [sic] Oakland Raiders are called to the clock the team will considering flipping picks with the Detroit Lions. The Lions will select the remaining tackle while the Raiders will take Shariff Floyd/Florida or Star Lotulelei/Utah at five.

While I do love the idea of adding a truly elite left tackle, I’m not so in love with the idea of giving up a third round pick for the opportunity. The Lions have reportedly been doing their due-diligence in making calls about trading down. If they feel an elite prospect will not be available with the fifth pick and that a market to trade down will not develop, it may be the Lions best move to trade up to select Fisher.

What do you think, should the Lions make an aggressive move to grab Fisher or Joeckel?

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