Former NFL General Manager Explains Lions Asking Price For Draft Trade

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The Detroit Lions might be looking to deal the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft, and if they do, the issue of what they could get in return has been a big focus.

Will the Lions shoot for the stars in terms of trying to land a king’s ransom for the pick? That’s exactly what a Hall of Famer thinks they should be shooting for. Gil Brandt of was asked on Twitter what his asking price would be for teams to come up to the No. 3 pick in the draft. As he said, it should be more than a bit expensive for a team like the Miami Dolphins.

Brandt thinks the Lions should ask for the No. 5 pick, the No 18 pick and the No. 26 pick from the Dolphins as a price for moving up. That deal, he thinks, represents a fair value.

Safe to say if the Lions managed that, it would be a score. Even if Detroit managed to pry loose a pair of first round picks from Miami it would be a huge win. Would teams bite on that? It would be a huge cost to pay to move up for Tua Tagovailoa or another such player.

Lions Exploring Trades For No. 3 Pick

The Detroit Lions have many options when it comes to the 2020 NFL Draft, and they could be open for business as it relates to making a move backward.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions are open for business as it relates to trading back in the draft, and have already had multiple conversations with teams that are looking to move up in the draft, perhaps with the intent of selecting a quarterback.

It’s been speculated for weeks that the Lions are looking to deal back, and this seems like the easy case now, especially for a team like Detroit that wants to stockpile picks ahead of a very important draft. Landing a few more players to help the team is a major goal for Detroit in order to change their fortunes for 2020.

Some of the teams that have been speculated to perhaps be interested in moving up are the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers. Each need a quarterback, so it would not be a shock to see both teams very interested in moving up to where the Lions pick to give themselves a great chance.

All that’s left to find out for Detroit is what the best deal is and how motivated teams are to make a move. Safe to say this price might deter some from making a deal.

Deion Sanders Explains Lions Draft Options

On Twitter, Deion Sanders was hosting a question and answer segment, and the former defensive back was asked what he feels the Lions will do coming up in the draft. As he said, there are only a pair of real options for the team at this point, and it involves taking a defensive back or trading out of the spot.

Obviously, the biggest name the Lions could take that’s a defensive back that Sanders could be alluding to is Jeffrey Okudah of Ohio State. Okudah figures to go in the top half of the draft this year, and could even be the team’s selection at pick No. 3.

Otherwise, the Lions could trade out of the selection as has been speculated in the past. Sanders’ take seems pretty apt at this point, especially if the Lions are cashing in with a haul like

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