Six players the Detroit Lions could trade for this offseason
Von Miller, Defensive End, Denver Broncos
Miller is one of the few truly elite edge rushers in the NFL today. He is a game wrecker who can change the outcome of a game in a single play. These types of players aren’t found easily across the league.
The Lions do not have an elite or even above average edge defender on their roster for 2019 as of now. The one decent one they have is Devon Kennard, who received a grade of 62.1 from PFF. While I do expect Quinn to re-sign Romeo Okwara (64.0 PFF grade) this offseason, edge rusher is still a glaring need.
Von Miller got a grade of 90.2 from PFF. Having that kind of player on the defense would immediately catapult the defense up.
While one would normally think that the Broncos moving Miller is ludicrous, Broncos general manager John Elway has not deemed Miller untouchable in trades. Miller will be 30-years old next season and will have three more years remaining on his contract at about $18 million per year.
Miller would cost the Lions quite a bit in a trade. The Lions could possibly get Von Miller and the 10th overall pick for the eight overall pick, their second-round selection this year, a sixth-round pick this year, and their second or third round selection next year. It’s a lot to give up but Miller is worth it and Quinn could possibly get some of the picks back by trading back out of the 10th overall pick.