Could the Detroit Lions land DK Metcalf in a draft day deal?

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Some of the sweetest deals are made in the opening round of the NFL draft, so could the Detroit Lions net DK Metcalf from the Seahawks on April 28?

The Detroit Lions have options in front of them with the No. 2 pick in the draft, even if a prominent analyst think they’re in a fairly dismal spot. One option would be a big trade, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf may be available.

Metcalf would be a great solution to the Lions’ need for a deep threat at wide receiver. Though the Seahawks have reportedly rejected trade calls, Metcalf is rumored to be available because he’s in the last year of his rookie contract.

The financial market for wide receivers has been bumped up recently. So the next deal for the 24-year old Metcalf (25 in December), with at least 900 yards in each of his first three seasons and double-digit touchdowns in each of the last two, is going to be sizeable.

The Lions already have Amon-Ra St. Brown, T.J. Hockenson, D’Andre Swift and the newly signed DJ Chark. Imagine if Metcalf was added to the mix.

Could the Lions land DK Metcalf in a draft day deal?

If they want to move up in the top-10 of the draft, Seattle looks to be a good trade partner for the Lions. With quarterback Russell Wilson heading to Denver, the Seahawks needs to focus on rebuilding their offense in 2022.

If Seattle wants the best offensive lineman in the draft, the No. 2 pick would give them a shot at selecting tackle Ikem Ekwonu. Currently, Mel Kiper Jr.  has Ekwonu going to the Houston Texans with the No. 3 pick overall and Todd McShay has the tackle from North Carolina State going to the New York Giants with the No. 5 pick. Seattle may also be eyeing a quarterback with a trade up.

If the Seahawks want the second overall pick, Metcalf is probably a pre-requisite to be part of the deal. There may be no “intent” from Seattle’s end to move Metcalf. But deadlines drive action, and by the night of April 28 things could change and the Lions may try to make the big move.

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