Mar 26, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Trade Rumors: Detroit Lions Have Several Ways To Trade Up

As draft day approaches more rumors are surfacing about the possible war room strategies of NFL teams.  NFL writer Ian Rapoport’s tweets  from the annual meetings today highlight several NFL teams who are drafting in the top ten willing to trade back in the first round.



With the growing discontent with the drafts top prospects, the price to trade up into the draft might not be as high a previously thought.  Tampa Bay’s willingness to trade back is also very interesting for the Lions consider ing they have enough cap space available to absorb a big contract in a trade.

With the Lions rumored to be shopping Ndamukong Suh, it gives Detroit some interesting trade bait for teams that are looking for a bad boy identity on defense.  Both the Tampa Bay buccaneers and Oakland Raiders fit that description and may be willing to deal for Suh on draft day.

But with several teams looking to trade down the Lions may not have to give up Ndamukong Suh in order to get a high selection. With all the possible scenarios out there, it will make for a very exciting opening round of the 2014 NFL Draft for Lions fans.

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  • john ciulla

    Suh is awesome on the field, and needs to be game-planed against.. but ONE more infraction or even questionable call, and the leauges highest-paid DT is watching in street clothes for multiple games this season.. he’s just waaaay too under the microscope..
    With that said, consider this far-fetched scenario yet possibility come draft day:
    **Draft day trade- The Oakland Raiders give up their 1st, 2nd and 6th round picks in the 2014 NFL draft in exchange for Ndamukung Suh from the Detroit Lions.
    *Trade- The Dallas Cowboys move into the #10spot with the Detroit Lions in exchange for their 1st & 3rd and round picks in the 2014 NFL draft.
    1 – #5
    1 – #16
    2 – #36
    2 – #45
    3 – #76
    3 – #78
    4 – #111
    *4 – #133
    *4 – #136
    6 – #165
    6 – #189
    7 – #227
    lots of ammo to maneuver and can go in any direction. obviously though, this scenario makes a DT a high priority.