Detroit Lions NFL Draft: Impact of a Deshaun Watson trade

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The Detroit Lions may be looking to sell too.

With the likelihood of only one “elite” quarterback still being on the board when the Lions go on the clock, the value of that No. 7 pick pretty much skyrockets. Denver and Carolina may both be looking to move up to take their guy over each other and Detroit.

With the increasing value of that lucky No. 7, and the Lions having a guy in Goff for the short-term future, it makes all the sense in the world for them to trade back.

Trading back gives Detroit more picks to help fill out their roster while still landing a top talent. Perhaps even one more impactful than a quarterback.

It is impossible to know what the price tag is for Brad Holmes to drop back to No. 8 or No. 9 overall, but it is likely that it includes possible second and third-round picks for ’21 and 2022.

If a move is made, where do the Lions go in the first round, if not QB?

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Could Penn State University’s linebacker, Micah Parsons, still be available? Do they go with an edge rusher like Jaelen Phillips of Miami (Florida)?

Or my personal preference of Jaylen Waddle of Alabama or Ja’Marr Chase of LSU at wide receiver?

No matter what, they are all positions of need for the Lions.

In my opinion, the next few weeks will be crucial to keep an eye on Watson and the Houston Texans.

If you’re like me and agree that the best thing for the Detroit Lions to do is trade down in the first round, that it’s possible that Watson staying in Houston is best for Mo-Town.

The more teams that are still quarterback-needy when the draft rolls around, the better value that the Lions pick will ultimately hold on April 26 in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Next. Taking a look at quarterback draft prospect Trey Lance. dark

Let us know what you think the Lions should do in the comments section below!