Detroit Lions: 5 trade deadline scenarios with 8 mock trades

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The Detroit Lions kicked off trade deadline week by acquiring Everson Griffen. As there could be more trades, here are five scenarios that could play out

The Detroit Lions find themselves with a 3-3 record heading towards the NFL trade deadline, which is Tuesday, Nov. 3. That gives Motown less than a week to try and improve their roster either by acquiring more talent and/or parting ways with some of their current players.

Head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn have a lot to think about with their jobs on the line this season. Ownership wants Detroit to be playoff contenders and to be playing meaningful games in December.

Their two-game winning streak means the team is trending upwards. Adding a player or two could be the key to meeting those expectations.

The Lions already got a head start by trading for defensive end Everson Griffen on Tuesday. In a make or break it year, it’s possible we might see another trade.

There are many different ways Detroit could utilize trades to improve their chances. And I’m going to present two mock trades for each of my four possible scenarios.

Lastly, I’ll determine the likeliness of this regime pulling off a trade of that manner. Keep in mind, the goal isn’t to precisely predict a certain players trade value. That is almost impossible on its own and is always up for debate.

The idea is to show example trades that could end up being similar to what the Lions might do. Let’s dive into the first scenario …