Lions Attempting To Trade The Top Overall Pick

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions' started by SRW, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    The Detroit Lions have initiated trade scenarios with other NFL teams about trading the top overall selection they currently own, according to Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe. However, there hasnt been anyone inclined toward trading up at this point because of the high expense of signing a player at that slot. Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith Smith and University of Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford are among the players the Lions are considering drafting No. 1.

  2. Weezy

    Weezy Ice Cold

    i would be shocked if they wernt
  3. warcrychief

    warcrychief Ur just da assistant Pimp

    who is going to want 2 pay that #1 money pick? :blink:
  4. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    considering jason smith at #1 baffles me
  5. lionheart?

    lionheart? StafFORD=Franchise

    Unfortunatly we have so many needs he has to be a consideration.
  6. mike oxlong

    mike oxlong The Voice Of Reason

    eugene monroe is better than smith, that's why he says that. It really comes down to the salary that will force them to use the pick. even 10 years ago it would have been easier to trade the #1 pick than it is nowadays. The only way I see them taking smith is if they absolutely cannot sign stafford or monroe and for some reason smith is an easy signing.
  7. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

    Need a Rookie Cap like hockey.
  8. lionheart?

    lionheart? StafFORD=Franchise

    ^^^^ I agree
  9. warcrychief

    warcrychief Ur just da assistant Pimp

    GENIUS! so let it be written! so let it be done.
  10. bigsexyy81

    bigsexyy81 Muffin Top

    Yeah it's gonna be a pain in the butt trading that pick.
  11. Weezy

    Weezy Ice Cold

    snyder, jones and davis are all owners right.....
  12. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Nobody wants that pick this year when there's no definitive number one...
  13. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    that's what I'm saying for years now. Teams have to throw huge paychecks to unproven rookies - that's awful
  14. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    It's business.

    It's no different than gambling.

    Capitalism at it's best.
  15. DoubleC

    DoubleC i'm ready now...

    AMEN! Let's hope Goodell will manage to include this in the future CBA.
  16. Platoon 86

    Platoon 86 Loony

    I'd say Eugene Monroe's a safe pick
  17. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    this is a win win situation for the Lions. If they do trade it then they can get some guy with vetran leadership and if they dont trade it they will get young lets to build on
  18. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    No, that ain't business, that's big BS. Young, high drafted players demand contracts, some verterans don't have and even if they are a bust, the team have to pay them, since a lot of $$ are guaranteed. The NFL better take a look into this, instead spreading stupid fines all over the league. It's just a matter of time, till a firstrounder won't never be signed, bc of his demands.
  19. DoubleC

    DoubleC i'm ready now...

    Can't wait to watch that. A GM with enough balls to put back at their place a young guy and his greedy agent...:cheers:
    GM of the year!
  20. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    eh, every year the team with the #1 pick shops it but it never gets traded. the lions will probably pick #1 and they'll probably take a QB or OT.