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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2. Marquise Brown, WR, Cardinals

Yahoo Sports senior NFL reporter Charles Robinson is responsible for linking the next three players to Detroit, the first being Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown. Of course, Arizona is headed for one of the top draft picks in 2024 and could be looking at unloading some players in exchange for draft capital to help rebuild the team going forward.

At one point, the Cardinals traded a first rounder for Brown. Now, he looks like he could be on his way out. The Cardinals have to completely revamp their offense, if you ask me, and attempting to trade Brown for somewhere along the lines of a second or third-round pick could be fair.

The Lions have their alpha with Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Josh Reynolds has played good football this year. Jameson Williams is still coming around, but adding a speedster and deep threat like Brown could give this offense the feeling of being unstoppable. Brown is also someone the Lions could use creatively on specialized runs and trick plays because of his speed and versatility.

If you had Brown and Reynolds on the outside, with St. Brown in the slot and Williams continuing to be sprinkled in, that might give you a top-5 wide receiver room in the league right now.