2021 NFL Draft: Lions GM Brad Holmes has had ‘discussions’ with other teams looking to trade up

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Nov 10, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; A detailed view of the Detroit Lions helmet during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

If you blink, we’ll be at the 2021 NFL Draft. There, we largely have an idea of what’s to come over the first three selections, but beyond that is anyone’s guess. That includes No. 7 overall where the Detroit Lions are currently slated to be on the clock. They — like a few other clubs within the top 10 — could go in a wide array of directions: take one of the top QB prospects, draft a pass-catcher or roll with the top defensive player on the board. Of course, there’s also a scenario where Detroit looks to trade down and collect more assets from a team trying to leap up to take a falling quarterback (and is willing to pay top dollar to do so). As it relates to that route, it appears as if feelers have already been put out to Detroit by other clubs.

“Yes, there have been (trade) discussions with other teams,” Lions GM Brad Holmes told reporters Friday when asked about the possibility of trading down, via MLive.com. “I will keep those in house, but yeah, there have been discussions.”

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