The Detroit Lions are in trade talks with Oakland Raiders about swapping first-round draft picks, according to DraftIndisder.net. The Lions currently hold the No. 5 pick, but are looking to draft one of the two top offensive tackles available. If Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher make it past Kansas City and Jacksonville, the Raiders' No. 3 selection could become available to Detroit.
After a 10-6 season in 2011 that saw their first playoff berth since 1999, the Lions fell back to earth in 2012. They finished 4-12 and just 23rd in the NFL in rushing yards per game. Also, 12-year veteran Jeff Backus retired in the offseason, leaving a vacancy at left tackle the Lions would be wise to fill with a high draft pick.
If the picks get swapped, Draft Insider has the Raiders looking at defensive tackles Sharrif Floyd or Star Lotuleilei with their current No. 5 pick. Floyd enters the draft as a junior from the University of Florida while Lotuleilei finished his career at Utah as a senior.
For more on what the Lions will do in the drat, head over to Pride of Detroit.