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Lions see chance to move down

Posted by Chris Brown on March 24, 2010 – 12:20 pm

The Detroit Lions look to be sitting in the catbird seat with the second overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and apparently at least one other NFL club thinks so too as the Lions have reportedly been in contact with one other team about trading up to Detroit’s number two pick.

That according to the Detroit News who quoted Lions GM Martin Mayhew who said he expects to have the opportunity to trade down.

“I feel confident that we’ll have an opportunity to move down,” Mayhew said. “Now, whether it’s an opportunity we want to take advantage of and would be a situation where we’re getting appropriate value, I couldn’t answer that. I just feel very confident we’re going to get an offer. I don’t know if we’ll take the offer.”

Another NFL club interested in moving up to number two could be interested in leap frogging Washington (4th overall) should St. Louis (1st overall) draft one of the top defensive tackles instead of Sam Bradford to secure the top signal caller in the draft. Even if Bradford goes first overall, another team may like Jimmy Clausen and move up to two to take the only other QB considered a first-round prospect in the entire class before the Redskins at 4.

Detroit has not been shy about being willing to trade out of the number two spot as Mayhew all but announced it at the Combine last month. The Lions are looking to stockpile picks to further fortify their roster.


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