Detroit Lions: 5 bold offseason trades on defense
Free agency and the NFL Draft are fun to imagine how things play out, but so are trades. I have a few ideas up my sleeve for the Detroit Lions to pursue.
The trickiest but most interesting facet of any NFL team’s offseason is the trading market. Two teams, swapping players and/or draft picks with many different combinations of completing a deal.
I’ll combine not only the players the Detroit Lions should reach out to, but I’ll give them a reasonable price tag for each trade.
#1 – Michael Bennett, DE – Philadelphia Eagles
Hard to label him as a defensive end or defensive tackle because he plays both pretty well.
Part of a deep rotation with a tight capped Philadelphia Eagles team that could make him expendable and recover some funds in the process.
Bennett wouldn’t cost anything to trade or cut. Over two more seasons, $7.2 million and $8 million dollar are his cap hits.
For a guy who’s almost 34 years old, he’s still producing.
2018 stats: 18 games/12 starts; 41 tackles, 10.0 sacks, 1 pass defended, 2 forced fumbles
Fair compensation: 4th-5th round pick