Lions GM Bob Quinn Says The Team Is Open To Trading Back In The Draft

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Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn might want to drop back in the draft.

The Lions hold the eighth pick in the draft, which means there will be lots of options out there for him. However, it sounds like the team isn’t too eager to stick around in the top 10. (RELATED: Tommylee Lewis Signs With The Detroit Lions)

“If I could move back a few spots, add a great player and a pick, that’d be great … People out there listening, I’m open for business,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn told Ian Rapoport Wednesday.

I’m totally okay with this decision from Quinn if he does trade back. The Lions aren’t exactly desperate for talent right now. They had a very disappointing 2018 campaign, but it’s not because of a lack of solid players.


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I’m not even honestly sure who we should gun for in the first round. That’s probably a good sign that we can trade down.

If I had to guess what the team will do, we should target the offensive line. It’s never a bad time to upgrade in that department. (RELATED: Here’s A Glorious Video Of Matthew Stafford Throwing 56 Touchdowns To Calvin Johnson)

After all, the last thing we need is another season of Matthew Stafford running around for his life like he had to routinely do in 2018.


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Whatever we do as a program, we can’t repeat 2018. We just can’t. We paid Stafford a fortune and then won six games last season.

There is no universe where that’s example. I’m not blaming our quarterback. Not even a little bit. He’s the face of the team.

What we do in the draft has to help him. This isn’t rocket science. It’s football.


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Tune in April 25 on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network to watch the first round go down.

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