Lions GM 'Confident' They Can Trade Down In The Draft

The Lions are holding the second pick in the upcoming NFL draft. They've got holes along the offensive and defensive lines so they're in prime shape to add an elite prospect with the second overall pick.

That is, if they keep that pick.

According to John Niyo of the Detroit News, Mayhew indicated that he's had conversations which make him feel comfortable they'll receive offers to move down in the draft.

"I'll say that I've had conversations that let me know we're going to be offered something."

He went on to say that they're "confident" there will be an opportunity to move back.

Whether the trade down is worth is the question. Last year the Chiefs offered the Lions the fifth overall pick in exchange for the 20th and 33rd overall selections.

The Lions turned it down.

If that's the market, then it's unlikely anyone would trade into the second spot absent the presence of Sam Bradford.

Catch up on the Lions and the NFL draft at Pride of Detroit.

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