*Trade: Detroit sends 3rd overall pick to Indianapolis for the 13th, 34th, 44th, 75th, 191st, & 204th overall picks*
Trading down ten spots from three to 13 overall is undoubtedly risky. Picking up two extra second-rounders, a third-rounder, a sixth-rounder, and a seventh-round pick makes the drop out of the top-ten easier to live with. Picking up the three day-two picks and two day-three picks will be a great way to boost the team and improve it more rapidly.
It’s no secret that the Lions need a wide receiver on the roster that can get separation and win with speed. As of now, most of their receivers win with big bodies and body positioning. Adding at least just one guy with elite speed would help to round out the position in Detroit.
This is where Henry Ruggs III comes in. The Alabama product brings great long speed to the field with him but is also capable of running crisp routes and gaining separation all over the field, not just on deep shots. Ruggs is shifty with the ball in his hand as well, as he has the ability to make defenders miss in open space and can hit the accelerator whenever he needs to, letting him scrape by would-be tacklers.
Pairing Ruggs with wide-outs Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay would give opposing defenses nightmares as on any play, quarterback Matthew Stafford had at least three to four good targets to get the ball to (including tight end T.J. Hockenson). It would be hard to stop a passing game featuring a great quartet of pass-catchers and a quarterback that was playing like a top-five quarterback in 2019 before he was injured.