Folks, lets get real here…we are not Jeff Okudah away from winning the Super Bowl. We need an influx of talent and this draft sets up perfectly to help us get there. This scenario have about a 3% chance of actually happening (b/c SOL) but it makes complete sense to me and not as far fetched as one would think.
If the draft goes Burrow (Cincy) and Young (Skins), that leaves the Lions sitting at #3 with both Herbert and Tua available. My recommendation is to trade with Miami for whatever 2nd rounder they are willing to give up. I am willing to take their #56 even if that doesn’t equal value. Miami takes Tua which leaves the Giants to go (OT or Simmons). That puts us back on the clock at #5 and Okudah still sitting there. This is where I try to get creative. The Chargers probably aren’t going to give up their 2nd rounder (#37) just to move up one pick but they might forfeit their 3rd rounder (#71) to lock down their QB. If that were to occur, the Lions could still take Okudah at #6 or even trade down for a 3rd time (highly unlikely).
With this scenario playing out, the Lions would have the following picks:
That is 6 top 100 guys being added to our roster and possible still getting the guy we all think we will take if we simple stay at #3. I know this is unlikely but this is exactly what the Lions need to try to do even if they aren’t getting a huge haul we thought we might.