The Detroit Lions have the possibility of moving down if they’d like to. A rumor has been building that the Atlanta Falcons want to trade up if their guy is there; the only problem is that the speculation is that they want Ed Oliver. Regardless, there are several teams behind them who want a quarterback but who may not get one without them trading up.
The Broncos, Bengals, Dolphins, and Giants still technically don’t have a quarterback they can count on for the long-term but the Lions still have some holes to fill as well. So, whether or not general manager Bob Quinn would trade back depends on the compensation. Assuming that none of the teams offers enough, the Detroit Lions should take a player who has the pass rush ability to improve their pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Burns is 6-5, 249 pounds, and runs a 4.53-second forty-yard dash. Even better, Bush has some of the best bend and athleticism of any player available and is as good of an edge rusher as is available in this draft. As a Seminole he was asked to do different things, not always was he asked to rush the passer exclusively.
His frame, movement skills, and potential seem to fit head coach Matt Patricia’s versatile defense, like a faster, more athletic, version of current linebacker Devon Kennard. Burns is still improving his body from his high school weight of about 210 pounds to his now 249 pounds.