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Babylon
04-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Catchy title i know. My question is are the Lions better off packaging picks #20 and #33 and get up into the 8-10 range. Bottom line would grabbing an Andre Smith or an Aaron Curry be better than those two later picks. I think it would be.

SimonRath
04-22-2009, 04:40 PM
Aaron Curry wont fall to 8. no way in hell.
an in my opinion the Lions need as much help as possible an they could get 2 starters with the #20 an #33 instead of one at #8-10

Vox Populi
04-22-2009, 04:43 PM
You can't trade up from number 1, silly :P

In all seriousness though, if a tackle starts to slip into the late teens they should consider trading up and making sure that they get them. All depends where they have their tackles rated I guess.

JT Jag
04-22-2009, 04:44 PM
Back when the rumors about Jason Smith to the Lions were circulating, I thought it would have been a good idea for both sides if the Lions picked Jason Smith and then traded up to the Jaguars' spot at 8 for Mark Sanchez.

But it seems like they're set on Stafford, and Sanchez's stock has rose since then.

Babylon
04-22-2009, 04:48 PM
Aaron Curry wont fall to 8. no way in hell.
an in my opinion the Lions need as much help as possible an they could get 2 starters with the #20 an #33 instead of one at #8-10


The way the board is set up it could go:

1. Stafford
2. J. Smith
3. Sanchez (via trade)
4. Monroe
5. Crabtree
6. Raji
7. Maclin

I think it's possible and the Jags could probably get a USC backer at #20 and come back with a WR at #33. Just a thought.

niel89
04-22-2009, 05:43 PM
lions should offer next years #1 overall to trade up.

BigBanger
04-22-2009, 05:46 PM
Catchy title i know. My question is are the Lions better off packaging picks #20 and #33 and get up into the 8-10 range. Bottom line would grabbing an Andre Smith or an Aaron Curry be better than those two later picks. I think it would be.
They would be looking at dishing out close to 50 million dollars in two rookies... I don't know if they have that kind of cap room.

Addict
04-22-2009, 05:47 PM
They would be looking at dishing out close to 50 million dollars in two rookies... I don't know if they have that kind of cap room.

I doubt anyone has THAT kind of room.

Also: we have too many holes to be packaging picks.

BigBanger
04-22-2009, 05:48 PM
I doubt anyone has THAT kind of room.

Also: we have too many holes to be packaging picks.
Looking at their roster... they should, because I don't know who they're paying.

Addict
04-22-2009, 05:51 PM
Looking at their roster... they should, because I don't know who they're paying.

well they probably would be able to pay it, but it's an insane amount of money to shell out in a draft that doesn't have a boatload of elite talent to begin with.

the decider13
04-22-2009, 06:03 PM
That is too much money to dump in a draft that isn't exactly loaded with top end talent. There is TONS of depth, so those 2 other 1st rounders (33 is pretty much a first rounder) could be really useful to the team.

Babylon
04-22-2009, 06:08 PM
Just curious as to what the dollar amount for the 8th pick would be compared to the sum total of picks #20 and #33.

Addict
04-22-2009, 06:15 PM
Just curious as to what the dollar amount for the 8th pick would be compared to the sum total of picks #20 and #33.

even in the best case, 20 and 33 gets you two players.

PoopSandwich
04-22-2009, 06:50 PM
I don't care if the Browns #1 receiver was David freakin Patten I still would take Curry.... Oh wait...

CashmoneyDrew
04-22-2009, 06:54 PM
lions should offer next years #1 overall to trade up.

That would be an epic fail considering the talent that's gonna be at the top of next year's draft.

BuddyCHRIST
04-22-2009, 07:00 PM
If they pass on Stafford and are moving up for Sanchez then sure, but outside of that then definitely not. You can get essentially 3 first round players with their picks, they could go along way towards rebuilding their team if they hit on some of those.

abaddon41_80
04-22-2009, 07:06 PM
When you go 0-16 you really should hang onto every one of your picks because you probably need them all.

Addict
04-22-2009, 07:08 PM
When you go 0-16 you really should hang onto every one of your picks because you probably need them all.

"absolutely, postively, desperately"

that's what you ment to say instead of 'probably', right?

DeepThreat
04-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Yes. They should trade 20 and Calvin Johnson for 5.

Halsey
04-22-2009, 07:43 PM
Yes. They should trade 20 and Calvin Johnson for 5.

No freakin way. You don't trade pick 20 and the most talented WR in the NFL to move up. I hope you're joking...

Addict
04-22-2009, 07:45 PM
No freakin way. You don't trade pick 20 and the most talented WR in the NFL to move up. I hope you're joking...

of course he is.

Flippityskip91
04-22-2009, 07:55 PM
The way the board is set up it could go:

1. Stafford
2. J. Smith
3. Sanchez (via trade)
4. Monroe
5. Crabtree
6. Raji
7. Maclin

I think it's possible and the Jags could probably get a USC backer at #20 and come back with a WR at #33. Just a thought.

Cleveland doesn't take Crabtree over Curry. The offense needs help, but the defense has the main been cause for the teams struggles over the past few years...not that it has been good since we came back.

I forgot to address the actual thread. No, they shouldn't trade up. Between the 2 contracts, and the need to fill several holes, it just wouldn't be a wise decision. They're in position to have a very good 1st day, they should keep it that way.

abaddon41_80
04-23-2009, 06:20 AM
"absolutely, postively, desperately"

that's what you ment to say instead of 'probably', right?

Yeah but I was kind of trying to say it nicely.