2021 NFL Draft: Lions GM Brad Holmes has had ‘discussions’ with different groups trying to commerce up

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Should you blink, we’ll be on the 2021 NFL Draft. There, we largely have an concept of what is to return over the primary three choices, however past that’s anybody’s guess. That features No. 7 total the place the Detroit Lions are at present slated to be on the clock. They — like a number of different golf equipment throughout the high 10 — may go in a big selection of instructions: take one of many high QB prospects, draft a pass-catcher or roll with the highest defensive participant on the board. In fact, there’s additionally a situation the place Detroit appears to commerce down and acquire extra property from a staff attempting to leap as much as take a falling quarterback (and is prepared to pay high greenback to take action). Because it pertains to that route, it seems as if feelers have already been put out to Detroit by different golf equipment.  

“Sure, there have been (commerce) discussions with different groups,” Lions GM Brad Holmes advised reporters Friday when requested about the opportunity of buying and selling down, by way of MLive.com. “I’ll preserve these in home, however yeah, there have been discussions.”

That is Holmes’ first draft because the GM for Detroit since coming over from the Rams entrance workplace, so this primary choose does carry with it some additional weight. Whereas there is definitely a chance the membership appears to make use of No. 7 to commerce up, that does not appear probably. The extra lifelike choices are the staff both staying put or heading down in a commerce to realize property for the rebuild. In the event that they dangle at No. 7, they might see if a younger quarterback they like falls on their lap to groom behind Jared Goff, or goal plenty of the receivers that may very well be out there to them at that spot. 

“Everytime you’re selecting within the high 10, clearly it is a particularly helpful choose, nevertheless it’s very thrilling to be taking a look at this crop of gamers that might be worthy of choosing (there),” stated Holmes. “The place I simply got here from, we weren’t actually used to selecting within the first spherical that a lot. So being up within the high 10 (is cool). However at seven, we do have a cluster of gamers that we’re snug with selecting. However on the similar time, we’d be very ready and in addition prepared to maneuver in both path. So we’re nonetheless open in these regards, however there’s a cluster of gamers that we’d be snug with.”

If the staff does elect to commerce down, the Denver Broncos (No. 9), New England Patriots (No. 15), and Washington Soccer Workforce (No. 19) have been fashionable trade-up candidates in hopes of touchdown a quarterback. 


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