The Detroit Lions are reportedly hoping against hope that the Rams with the first pick overall do not take a quarterback, thereby enticing teams in need of a QB to move up (Buf, Clev.).
That according to FOXSports.com’s John Czarnecki. It’s been widely reported that Detroit wants to trade out of the number 2 spot so they don’t have to dish out enormous bonus money to a defensive tackle.
The theory is if St. Louis does not take Sam Bradford first overall, it will improve Detroit’s chances in finding a trade partner for the second pick. He surmises that Cleveland at 7 or Buffalo at 9 could be tempted to beat Washington to the punch.
While I don’t doubt it’s a possibility for the Browns, I don’t see the Bills moving up that high. Buffalo would have to give up a lot to get up there and there are too many holes to be surrendering picks.
Plus the deterrent of big bonus money for Detroit at that pick is going to be just as big a deterrent for other NFL teams. That being said, a trade into the top 10 happened last year for a quarterback, when the Jets made their big move to land Mark Sanchez.
Tags: 2010 NFL Draft
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