For a team like the Detroit Lions, top draft picks are prized possessions. However, it also gives rebuilding teams the opportunity to trade back, add more picks and depth. The Lions might be considering such a strategy.
There are growing rumors that the Detroit Lions might trade away their No. 2 overall pick to add more picks later on in the draft.
The Lions reportedly have interest in Michigan star Aidan Hutchinson. But Hutchinson probably wouldn't go as high as No. 2 in most other drafts. The quarterback options, meanwhile, aren't too strong either.
Detroit is rumored to be fielding calls for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Would this be the right move for the Lions?
Trading the No. 2 overall pick to get another first-round pick in 2023 could be essential in the eventual race for Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud in next year's draft.
"YES, BRAD. YES. Acquire all the 2023 firsts," one fan tweeted. "Hell trade out of 32 and get a mid-first next year for that one too if you can. It’s going to be an arms race to get into the top 2 for Young and Stroud and you want all the ammo. Great stuff."
"They should definitely trade out IMO, get more picks for the rebuild," another fan commented.
"Trade. The. Pick. #OnePride," a fan said.
Don't be surprised if the Lions make a serious move by draft day.