Detroit Lions: 3 players to move leading up to the NFL trade deadline

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WR Marvin Jones

I don’t quite understand what is going on with receiver Marvin Jones in 2020.  The veteran pass-catcher should be as motivated as anyone as he’s in the midst of a contract year.

Jones has compiled just 146 yards on 14 grabs to date in 2020.  It’s been very sparse production from a bonified playmaker.  I always considered Jones a high-end NFL wide receiver two and a perfect complement to Kenny Golladay, but that clutch production we’ve been accustomed to out of Jones hasn’t come to fruition this year.

Maybe a change of scenery will be very beneficial for Jones as he will try and salvage his season before seeking his next contract.  The Detroit Lions may be able to land a fifth-round pick for Jones due to his career track record.

Quinn needs to call up his old friend in New England, Bill Belichick, who desperately needs a pass-catcher.  With Cam Newton preferring to throw deep, Jones would have an opportunity to be targeted more often downfield than he has this season in Detroit while Julian Edelman works underneath.

This is now Jones’ eighth NFL season; he’s compiled 5,470 receiving yards and 43 touchdowns on 380 career receptions.

Jones is doubtful to be retained by Detroit, so rather than losing his services for nothing, the Lions need to fetch a return even though it is likely to be a day three pick.  Amani Oruwariye is proof that there are talented players to be had through the NFL Draft; the Detroit Lions need to add as many of those types of players as possible moving forward.