3 trade options for the Detroit Lions to get two top-15 picks in the 2022 draft

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Detroit Lions Receive: Pick No. 7
New York Giants Receive: Pick No. 32 (2022), Pick No. 97 (2022), 2023 third-round pick, and LT Taylor Decker

This deal would surely spark a big reaction. Trading Taylor Decker is obviously not ideal. He is a good left tackle. But he is also somewhat expensive, being paid as top-15 left tackle right now, so the Lions could offload that cost and draft a premier offensive tackle with a second top-10 pick.

This would give the Lions the chance to add a great, ready-now player on both sides of the ball at picks No. 2 and No. 7. With Frank Ragnow on the books for $13 million a year already, getting a younger and cheaper option to replace Decker could be worth it. Picks in draft slot No. 7 are getting contracts in the $6 million per year range, so the difference between that and Decker would be signicant for Detroit’s balance sheet. The chance to add Ikem Okwonu, Evan Neal or Charles Cross could be too good to pass up if this deal could get done.

For the Giants, with two top-10 picks (just like the Jets), this makes sense if they wanted to add a proven player to a terrible offensive line. They would still have the No. 5 pick to add a defensive prospect to their needy defense, and also get extra assets in this draft (picks No. 32 and 97) and the next (2023 third-round pick).