NFL Draft 2013: Raiders, Lions talking trade, per report

Eric Fisher could be the guy to fall to the Lions - USA TODAY Sports

With the Lions seeking Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel, the Raiders could become trade partners at No. 3.

The Detroit Lions are in trade talks with Oakland Raiders about swapping first-round draft picks, according to 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.

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