It looks like the Lions are in trade talks with the Seahawks and are considering sending underachieving DT/DE Cory Redding to Seattle for linebacker Julian Peterson. If this trade goes down, then the Lions will, in all likelyhood, take BJ Raji with the #1 overall pick in the draft.
OT: Detroit Lions Trade Rumor
Redding and a pick?
Nope. Supposedly, it would be Redding straight up for Peterson. Seattle doesn't want to pay Julian the rest of the money he's owed.
Interesting. He's a high risk/high reward player.
It looks like the Lions could be getting a draft pick in return as well if this deal goes down:
I will be disappointed if the Lions take Raji with the #1 pick. I'm all for strengthening the OL and DL first to rebuild your program, but I'm not that high on Raji.
He's nowhere near the cliched "best player available."
I agree. I suppose that they could still draft Aaron Curry and move him to MLB. I'm not too sure that would be the smartest thing to do, however. If Schwartz is looking to switch to a 3-4 defense, then Curry makes more sense with that #1 pick.
I don't really think there are any players worth taking with the first pick of the draft. I'm actually hoping the Lions can trade down a few spots, maybe get a couple first-rounders, and pick three good players in the first round.
I'd love to see that, but, I don't think there's any chance that they can trade out of that pick. Nobody wants it.
You are absolutely right. There really isn't that one player that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up because you know that they are going to be a beast. Even the two lukewarm, almost good QB's that are coming out are in bad because there are too many competent Qb's on the markete looking for work. And all the money you'll have to pay one of those top picks would be ridiculous. As it stands, the lions seem to be making practical moves now, which is good. If they still do have the number one pick when draft day comes, get ready to see Curry in a lions uniform. That is just my gut telling me that. But the lions do have enough picks to do some rebuilding in this draft if they are smart about it.
curry is 6'-3" / 247lbs so he does fit the mold but at the same same the two positions can involve two very different skill sets. we badly need someone who can play the middle and has the speed to make a play off the ball.
Just what Boston College wants- a reputation as a pipeline for the Lions (Cherilus?). If Raji is picked first, then you know someone in the front office hates BC...
mlive is now confirming this. Redding + 5th Rd pick for Peterson
ESPN is also reporting this. Here's the article:
FWIW ProFootballTalk.com hated this move. Then again, they called Cory Redding "promising" and "young" swing and a miss? They bitch on their about Peterson and his contract and while I'm no Lions apologist...have they looked at Cory Redding's contract?
lmao i thought the same thing. their contracts are almost identical and both are about the same age. the only different is that J.P. finishes his season at the pro bowl. after this trade, maybe the lions can turn things around and consistently finish 8-8.
I thought only Lions fans tried to argue that players who haven't even sniffed the pro bowl or any sort of accolades were as good or better than players that have.
We're constantly trying to pretend our players are decent ...good, possibly not horrible. Since when is Cory Redding young and promising? Isn't Kalimba Edwards young and promising ?
Jay Cutler is selling his condo. Give the Broncos our 2 first round picks and get Cutler.
The Broncos wouldn't want the #1 overall pick. Nobody does. They would want the #20, #33 and probably the Lions' second round pick in next year's draft.
Well then, the Lions should do that then.
So is Peterson any good or is he basically washed up? Because I can't believe anyone would want Cory Redding, I mean, he sucks donkey balls.
"Why don't the Lions just trade the pick to Pittsburgh for Big Ben? They need a QB and Ben would be perfect. And it works for the Steelers because they move up in the draft. Come on, why don't they do it?"