The Detroit Lions have a need at offensive guard this offseason whether it is from the current roster or not, but a new option has emerged.
The offensive line is one of the less glaring needs for the Detroit Lions. In an offseason where many have talked about the future of the quarterback position, where a certain cornerback will end up and what position to draft on defense with the third overall pick in the draft, offensive guard remains an area of need.
Glasgow’s also versatile and can play multiple positions along the line. He really does fit what Lions general manager Bob Quinn has looked for in his players.
If Quinn decides to look elsewhere, he could plan to use one of the teams draft picks. Or he could even look at the few options available in free agency. Trading for a starting guard is also a possibility. And a good one recently became available.
If the Lions pull off a trade for Panthers guard Trai Turner, they’ll have a very talented player with six years of experience that is still one year younger than Glasgow (who has four years experience). Turner would still be under contract for two years giving the Lions time to work out a long term contract if they so choose.
The asking price might come in a little high. It would be worth the Lions looking into Turner as an option to fill a need, but they also shouldn’t overpay for his services. It’s just not Quinn’s style or the familiar Patriot way, no matter how talented the player.
If the Lions let Glasgow walk, this should be a trade they heavily look into. Closing up this hole on the offensive line should be something they look to do before the draft starts. It would give them much more flexibility with their picks to focus on the side of the ball that arguably needs more attention, the defense.
But, it’s also common to look at every player that has become available in the NFL and for fans to wish their favorite team is lucky enough to land him. While this would make a lot of sense and fill a need, Lions fans should try not to get their hopes up.