7 trade targets the Detroit Lions could be interested in

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Brian Poole, New York Jets
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Avery Williamson, LB

The New York Jets have yet to win a game this season and will look to sell off expiring contracts for draft capital. One of those players is linebacker Avery Williamson.

A linebacker may not seem as an obvious need for the Lions but they could use an upgrade at that position if their serious on contending.

Linebacker Jarrad Davis has only totaled 17 tackles without a pass deflection, sack or interception albeit with two forced fumbles while Christian Jones isn’t doing much better himself with a total of 22 tackles and just one pass deflection with no interceptions or sacks.

Williamson would be an upgrade over both of them. Williamson has recorded a total of 50 tackles (31 solo) through six games with three pass deflections and an interception that he took for 21 yards.

Brian Poole, CB

Cornerback Brian Poole is another player on the Jets that could interest the Lions. Cornerback Desmond Trufant has missed multiple games with an injury and rookie Jeff Okudah is struggling in his first year in the league. Also not to mention, cornerback Justin Coleman has been on the injured reserve since Week 1.

If the Lions were to acquire Poole, he’d come in and provide a huge boost to the secondary. Poole has 38 tackles (32 solo) with six pass deflections and two interceptions. He has a cap hit of just under $5 million which the Lions wouldn’t have a problem taking on.