In the lead up to the 2023 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have already made calls on trading down from their number 18th overall pick, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.
The Lions are probably looking to acquire more picks and help their roster overall. With just three days left until the draft begins, the Lions are considering their options and exploring all possibilities to ensure they make the best decisions for their team.
The Lions already hold the 6th overall pick, which they acquired through the Matthew Stafford trade with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021. With that pick, the Lions have a number of options and can choose to address needs on defense or look for offensive players to strengthen their roster.
However, trading down from their other first-round pick, the 18th overall, could be a wise decision for the Lions. By acquiring more picks, they can add depth to their roster and increase their chances of finding impact players in the later rounds of the draft. This approach could help the Lions build a stronger team overall and improve their chances of success in the upcoming season.
Breer also reported that the Atlanta Falcons, who hold the 8th overall pick, have explored trading back a few spots. This could indicate that other teams in the draft are also considering trading down to acquire more picks and build up their rosters. The Titans have also made calls about trading down from their 11th overall spot.
As the draft approaches, it will be interesting to see what decisions the Lions make and whether they decide to trade down from the 18th overall pick. With their eyes set on improving their roster, the Lions are sure to make calculated decisions that will benefit their team in the long run.