It sounds like Lions general manager Bob Quinn is ready to take some calls on #3. In a conversation with Tori Petry of the team website (and via Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com), the executive hinted that the team will likely hear offers for the third-overall selection. Of course, Quinn cautioned that the team’s yet to talk trade.
“The higher you are up in the draft, really the sooner the conversations begin,” Quinn said. “I have not had any trade conversations with anybody as of yet. Those usually tend to start in the combine in the hallway that we kind of roll through, and we’ll see how that goes.”
As Williams notes, the Lions are in a logical position to trade back. It sounds like the organization is fully committed to quarterback Matthew Stafford. As a result, Detroit won’t have any need for the likes of Tua Tagovailoa nor Justin Herbert (assuming the QBs are still on the board at #3).
In that case, Quinn could easily make a trade with a QB-needy team. Williams suggests the Dolphins (#5), Chargers (#6), and Panthers (#7) as potential trade partners.
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