We’re through just one of the seven rounds that will make up the 2013 NFL Draft but so far the Detroit Lions have been content to sit on their picks. Despite reports that said the Lions had fielded calls about trading up or down, the Lions stayed with the fifth overall pick to select defensive end Ziggy Ansah.
The Lions haven’t been shy to trade up back into the first round in the past but that didn’t happen last night. So, the Lions enter day two with the same two picks they have held since the draft order was finalized following the regular season.
Just three teams will pick ahead of the Lions when the draft resumes this evening. The 36th overall pick will provide plenty of good options for the Lions to choose from at a variety of positions.
With the strength of this draft considered to be in rounds 2-4, the Lions might also entertain the thought of trading down to acquire an additional pick if a suitor steps forward. With just one quarterback going in round one it would seem a run is bound to happen in round two, I’m just not sure that happens in a spot that allows the Lions to trade out. The more likely trade scenario might involve Alabama running back Eddie Lacy would the Cincinnati Bengals could be eyeing with the pick right behind the Lions.
The Lions also hold the third pick of the third round, pick number 65 overall. The draft resumes at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and NFL Network.