Detroit Lions: 3 mock trade scenarios for Tyrell Crosby

Detroit Lions offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)
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Denzel Mims, New York Jets
New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (11) Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

Trade #2

As of right now, James Washington is the fourth receiver on the Steelers depth chart. Just like Crosby, he is in a contract year and could be looking for a starting opportunity on another team after this season.

In Detroit, he’d compete with Bershad Perriman for the starting job at outside wide receiver. He’d also be more likely to re-sign with the Lions after seasons end. Ulysees Gilbert III is an outside linebacker who could play the WILL spot in defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn’s defense. Gilbert III would be a project player that the Steelers have been developing over the past year.

The Steelers aren’t in a position to give up draft picks with an uncertain future. However, their offensive tackle room is a mess and they need to protect quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Maybe young players to help Detroit’s rebuild could be enough to make the trade.

Trade #3

This was a little crazy and might be unrealistic too, Although, the New York Jets have done a solid job building their offensive line. Despite that, they still have a glaring hole at right tackle. Crosby would be a major upgrade over current starter George Fant.

It seems that the Jets have realized what ruined quarterback Sam Darnold and don’t want to make the same mistake with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. Crosby paired with young left tackle Mekhi Becton would produce a solid duo.

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For Detroit, they’ll get a promising outside receiver in Denzel Mims to pair with rookie slot receiver in Amon-Ra St. Brown. In reality, the Lions might have to give up more than a third-round pick to make this happen. The concept of the trade makes sense though.