5 cornerbacks Detroit Lions could trade for to replace Cameron Sutton

Here are some cornerbacks the Detroit Lions could trade for to replace the departed Cameron Sutton.

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1. Greg Newsome, Cleveland Browns

Before free agency started, with a report from the Washington Post the Browns were ready to trade one of their top three cornerbacks, Jeff Risdon of Lions Wire added the Lions had interest. With a looming fifth-year option decision by May 2, Newsome stands as a better trade candidate than Denzel Ward or Martin Emerson if Cleveland is going to deal a cornerback.

Newsome has had some stretches of high-level play so far in his career, mixed with inconsistency. He carries himself with a level of confidence and swagger that he doesn’t always consistently back up on the field. But such is the nature of playing cornerback, rooted in having a short memory and not playing scared. The Lions have added some swagger at cornerback, with Carlton Davis and Amik Robertson, but there's never too much swagger in a cornerback room if they can back it up with their play.

Newsome has allowed a passer rating below 86.0 in all three of his NFL seasons. He has played outside and in the slot in the last two seasons, along with a notiecable number of snaps as a box player. Missed tackles were a bit of a thing last season, but he is willing participant against the run with 14 pass breakups last year.

Risdon's trade proposal for the Lions to get Newsome, of course before they traded for Davis, was the No. 73 pick in this year's draft and a 2025 fourth-round pick.

Having giving up their other third-round pick this year in the deal for Davis, trading No. 73 tilts to very unlikely now. But if the Browns would take picks after this year, say 2025 and 2026 along the same line as Risdon's proposal, it could be a done deal to bring Newsome to Detroit.

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