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  • 8 teams talking to the lions??? + some trade offers

    There are so many reports out there that are so confusing/conflicting, its enough to make your head spin.

    By Adam Schefter-NFL Analyst

    Oakland has listened to offers for the No. 1 overall pick, but for now, the team seeming to field the most trade inquiries is the Detroit Lions at No. 2.

    A Lions official confirmed that the team has received phone calls from at least eight teams interested in trading up to No. 2. One of those teams is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, now scheduled to pick at No. 4. The Lions and Buccaneers have had multiple trade conversations.

    If Tampa Bay were to trade from No. 4 to No. 2, it could allow the Buccaneers to draft Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, whom team officials privately worked out April 13 with quarterback Chris Simms and wide receivers Michael Clayton and David Boston.

    But the Lions official also added that none of the trade talks with Tampa Bay or any other team have become heated -- yet. And they are not expected to do so until this time next week, as April 28 creeps closer.

    Should Detroit drop down, it would put the Lions in better position to nab Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams, who very quietly visited Detroit on April 13. The Lions also had a private meeting with Adams in Indianapolis at the scouting combine, so if nothing else, Detroit is closely scrutinizing the Clemson defensive end.

    But the Lions also cautioned that nothing much should be read into their meetings with Adams. The team also is scheduled to hold visits this week with Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson on April 19, offensive tackle Joe Thomas on April 19, Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn on April 18 and LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell on April 18.

    They already met last week with Johnson, who some around the league now believe will be the Lions' pick if Detroit stays at No. 2.

    Cleveland, at No. 3, also is busy doing its due diligence. Peterson, Quinn and Russell already have visited the Browns, and Thomas spent today in Cleveland. Oakland, Detroit and Cleveland are getting every possible look at each possible pick. The top picks are getting every possible frequent flyer mile.

    Soon enough, the interviews and trips will be over, as will the speculation that is only mounting.

  • #2
    And another one

    Dont know who this guy is but saw it on another tread, he is claiming to have some inside info though at least it would make for some fun discussion

    http://sports-boards.net/forums/showthread.php?t=112112

    So here's the actual lowdown on everything going on (as opposed to the mindless speculation of the talking haircuts).

    1) Oakland has started talks with Russell
    2) Oakland has contacted Cleveland about trading down to 3 on the assumption Cleveland would want Russell
    3) 8 teams talking to Detroit is a slight exagerration, unless they've forgotten to report a contact. There are 7
    4) Nobody wants to trade with Detroit until either Oakland signs their guy or Detroit is on the clock for fear someone would leapfrog them (makes sense)
    5) The suitors are: Tampa, Atlanta, Washington, Miami, Houston, Carolina and Pittsburgh.
    6) Atlanta has a firm offer of their 1st, 2 2nds, and a 1st next year for Detroit's 1 and 4 this year--supposing Calvin is there
    7) Tampa has a firm offer of their 1st, 2 2nds and a 5th for Detroit's 1/4--supposing Calvin is there
    8) Miami has a firm offer of a 1st, a 2nd (their late 2nd), a 3rd, and a first and 3rd next year--supposing Russell is there.
    9) Washington is trying to move players of some sort along with their 1st
    10) Pittsburgh is offering a 1st and a 2nd, and a 1st and 2nd next year--supposing Calvin is there
    11) Houston...I don't know what they're offering, but they're eyeing Peterson
    12) Don't know anything about Carolina. Couldn't scrounge anything up.
    13) Detroit appears to have narrowed their guys down to 3--Adams, LeRon Landry, and Leon Hall
    14) I have it on good authority that the NFL will NOT be putting an invisible fence around the Detroit War Room phone and attaching a collar to Millen to prevent him from rushing to the phone too quickly to make his pick this year. Sorry guys.

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    • #3
      The eigth team is supposedly Cleveland for Russell. Personally I would like to see the Atlanta deal happen first, then the Miami deal. Ideally Oakland could sign a player in the next week so Detroit will have 72 hours to get all of the offers and make a decision before the draft starts. But from everything that I've read, Oakland isn't going to make their choice until after noon on the 28th. Freakin' Al Davis!

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      • #4
        6) Atlanta has a firm offer of their 1st, 2 2nds, and a 1st next year for Detroit's 1 and 4 this year--supposing Calvin is there
        7) Tampa has a firm offer of their 1st, 2 2nds and a 5th for Detroit's 1/4--supposing Calvin is there
        8) Miami has a firm offer of a 1st, a 2nd (their late 2nd), a 3rd, and a first and 3rd next year--supposing Russell is there.
        Boy, I don't know which of these offers I would want most . . . lol

        Probably ATL or MIA if they are real offers (doubtful) . . .
        R.I.P. L.E.F.
        "I am the one who knocks!"

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        • #5
          Yeah, I question the validity of these offers also. IMO the most unrealistic is the Pitt. offer, it just doesn't seem like they'd give all that up to trade up for a WR when they just selected one in the first last year and Hines Ward is signed to a long term deal.

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          • #6
            I really hope Atlanta doesn't trade two 2nd round picks, and the '08 first round pick for any one player. Even if he is the composite highest graded player in ten, fifteen, or of all time.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shiver View Post
              I really hope Atlanta doesn't trade two 2nd round picks, and the '08 first round pick for any one player. Even if he is the composite highest graded player in ten, fifteen, or of all time.
              They almost did for Vick, just minus 1 2nd rounder?

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              • #8
                I don't know.. he spelled LaRon Landry's name wrong.. ;) I don't think they narrowed it down to Gaines, LaRon, and Leon.. I can't imagine Patrick Willis not being in the mix.

                and I think i'd rather do the Miami deal.. I think their Round 1 would be higher than ATL's next year.

                This is all nice to think about but I doubt those offers are real.. They just seem excessive. I wouldn't complain if we did any of those, though, except for the Steelers deal.. I wouldn't want to move down that far.

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                • #9
                  I want the ATL deal, the more 1sts in WHATEVER YEAR the better

                  fenikz

                  "Pride comes before the fall" - Mark Dantonio

                  35-21

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                  • #10
                    i'd also rather Atl three second this year with a 1st next year how do would we ever turn that down. We could take willis or laundry this year get a QB a DE and CB in the second and then idk what we would even need in the third we could walk out of this draft with 4 or 5 potential starters with an extra pick next year in the first. Millen definitly could mess all thos epick up.....or could he?

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                    • #11
                      i like the ATL deal, but if we do any of them, no way we get to trade down again, cause the other person that a team would want, wont be there.

                      adding 2 (2nd) rounders would be awesome this year, and would fill all 3 DEF spots right away.

                      am i right in that day 1 is 1st, 2nd round, and day 2 is 3-7th?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by reinar View Post
                        i like the ATL deal, but if we do any of them, no way we get to trade down again, cause the other person that a team would want, wont be there.

                        adding 2 (2nd) rounders would be awesome this year, and would fill all 3 DEF spots right away.

                        am i right in that day 1 is 1st, 2nd round, and day 2 is 3-7th?
                        No Day 1 is 1-3 Day 2 is 4-7, Have you ever watched the draft (honest question, some people dont actually WATCH it)?

                        fenikz

                        "Pride comes before the fall" - Mark Dantonio

                        35-21

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                        • #13
                          yea i have watched it, last year was one of the ones that I watched the most, but just factoring out the (32 teams at 15 minutes each) which is 8 hours, and then 32 teams at 10 min each is another5+ hours, that is 13 hours, and with it not starting until 11am (and oakland not being on the clock until noon right?) that pushes the midnight timeframe, and then add another round??

                          seemed off to me.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by reinar View Post
                            yea i have watched it, last year was one of the ones that I watched the most, but just factoring out the (32 teams at 15 minutes each) which is 8 hours, and then 32 teams at 10 min each is another5+ hours, that is 13 hours, and with it not starting until 11am (and oakland not being on the clock until noon right?) that pushes the midnight timeframe, and then add another round??

                            seemed off to me.
                            the draft starts at 12 noon eastern where oakland is immedietly on the clock. me personally, i watch every single minute of it just about, sure say i dont have a life, but i am absolutely infactuated with the nfl draft and i can't get enough. i think it comes from being a lions fan, where we get worked up for the draft

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                            • #15
                              The draft is like our superbow!!

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