ESPN Creates Draft Scenario Where The Lions Trade Matthew Stafford

Do you want the Lions to attempt to make either of these trades?

Evan Jankens
April 17, 2019 - 10:48 am
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By now I would imagine that you have read countless mock drafts to try and figure out what the Lions will do with the 8th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

ESPN and Bill Barnwell had an unique look at the 2019 NFL Draft which listed a trade for every team and actually had the Oakland Raiders trading for the Lions QB Matthew Stafford

The Raiders would trade the fourth overall pick in the draft to Detroit for Matthew Stafford and the Lions second round pick this year (43rd overall). So the Lions would then have the 8th and 4th pick in the upcoming draft in this scenario..

According to Bill Barnwell and ESPN.com

Making this trade would give the Lions two of the top eight picks, which should be enough to draft a quarterback and add one stud defender. Moving up from No. 8 to No. 4 could give them a shot at either Josh Allen, Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams. It also could push them ahead of the Bucs if they want to grab linebacker Devin White, whom ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has going to Tampa at No. 5 in his most recent mock draft. Detroit would incur a staggering $35.5 million in dead money on its 2019 cap, but given that Stafford's cap hit is already a league-high $29.5 million, it's not an enormous difference.

Barnwell took another route for the Lions and the 8th pick. He has the Lions trading the 8th pick to the Tennessee Titans for the 19th pick as well as the 51st and 121st pick overall.

Here is what Barnwell had to say:

Bob Quinn has made 10 trades involving draft picks during his time as Lions general manager, and six of those were with his former employers in New England. Last year, he traded up to nab Kerryon Johnson and then sent his 2019 third-round pick to draft Da'Shawn Hand with a fourth-round selection as part of a pair of trades with the Pats. Quinn got an extra third-rounder back from the Eagles as part of the Golden Tate trade, but this is a Lions team that needs to add depth, especially on defense.

Do you want the Lions to attempt to make either of these trades?