Lions Rumors: 4 trade targets linked to Detroit

The Detroit Lions will be buyers, and so far we've seen a few key names linked to them prior to the deadline
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Week 7 was a tough one for the Detroit Lions. But, with how consistently they have played this season, we'll chalk it up simply to a bad game.

Lamar Jackson was unstoppable and it just wasn't Detroit's day. It's time to move on, and at 5-2, the Lions are still in great shape.

The NFL trade deadline is coming up on October 31, and the Lions are rumored to be buyers. Not only that, but we've seen some interesting names linked to Detroit.

Let's take a look at a few, in particular, and how they would help this team reach new heights.

1. Donte Jackson, CB, Panthers

Prior to Sunday's loss against Baltimore, the Lions defense had played pretty good football this year. One area they've struggled, though, is against the pass. Detroit is in the bottom half of the league, giving up over 240 yards per game.

Recently, Pro Football Focus suggested the Lions trade for Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson. The 27-year-old has had somewhat of a down year compared to the previous three being much better, and the Panthers could be headed for the league's worst record this season.

Jackson would come fairly cheap, likely even cheaper than PFF suggested (a fourth and sixth-round pick). I would assume the Lions could get Jackson for a single fifth-round pick, and no higher than a fourth. He'd come in and help shore up a secondary that's been hanging on for dear life at times this year. Luckily, the Lions' offense has been mostly up to the task of scoring enough points.