The Detroit Lions currently have the number three pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Is there any reason to trade that away with the talent pool present?
Whether it’s another NFL team moving up for Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa or just an effort to get more picks, there’s really no reason for the Detroit Lions to trade away the third overall selection in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft later this month.
Recently, rumors have been swirling that the Lions could potentially trade their first rounder. If they were to do this, I don’t believe it would be the right move for the Motor City.
Normally, I would be all for the Lions trading down in order to get more draft picks. But with the talent pool that’s in this upcoming draft, I feel like Detroit can’t pass up on this opportunity of obtaining a top three prospect.
Detroit has a legitimate chance to get Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young as well as the hybrid linebacker/safety, Isaiah Simmons from Clemson. Not to mention they could also fill the hole that Darius Slay left by drafting Ohio State cornerback Jeffrey Okudah.
While there’s a chance that Young could go at number two to Washington (as some mock drafts have), there’s still a chace he falls. But there are others certainly worthy of that No. 3 pick. It would be foolish to give them up for anything but extremely high draft selections in exchange.
Yes, I know, a good amount of NFL talent is found mid-draft. But that doesn’t mean the Lions should pass up on potential future Pro Bowlers. Detroit has already screwed up enough missing out on players that are now NFL superstars. I don’t want them to make the same mistake in this upcoming draft as well.
If the Detroit Lions’ pick was midway through the first round, trading down would make more sense to me. But right now, I just don’t see any reason that could outweigh the possibility of drafting a potential superstar. Do you agree? Tell me your thoughts in the comment section below.