3 New York Giants players the Detroit Lions could trade for before the deadline

The New York Giants are lined up to be a clear-cut trade deadline seller, and these players could be on the Detroit Lions' radar.
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1. CB Adoree' Jackson

Jackson is the subject of trade proposals involving the Lions, this time from Cory Woodruff of USA Today's "For The Win" and Mike Payton of AtoZ Sports.

"Detroit needs secondary depth in the worst way, and they really could benefit from adding a starting-caliber corner to challenge Jerry Jacobs for the starting role opposite Cam Sutton. Enter Jackson, who would fit right in with the Lions and probably wouldn’t mind getting out of New York during a terrible season for the Giants. Jackson is the kind of ball-hawking cornerback this Detroit secondary could thrive with, and he could probably be had for mid-round compensation."

-Cory Woodruff, "For The Win"

Payton suggested a 2024 sixth-round pick as the Lions' cost to get Jackson. That feels low, but it's not out of the realm of possibility as the Giants teeter on going all the way in to sell.

Jackson is in the last year of his contract, which makes him a prime trade candidate for New York. He is having a rough start to the season though, allowing a 111.7 passer rating in his coverage (per Pro Football Reference) and bottom-tier Pro Football Focus grades among qualifying perimeter cornerbacks so far this season.

But Jackson's body of work before this year is way better than that. So his struggles through six games can be considered a departure from norm, and perhaps a product of his situation-not a symptom that he's all of a sudden a bad player. And there aren't many contending teams who should be totally content with their corner depth.

Jackson left the game with a neck injury in Week 6, but he said this week he's fine. So there's no major deterrent to him being traded, beyond any concern interested teams might have about his performance so far this season. The Lions could use an injection of cornerback depth. There might be a nice fit here, with another former first-round pick the Giants' previous regime gave a contract to and they may want to part with as a trade deadline seller now.

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