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3 Detroit Lions who could be traded today

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After losing to the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday, the Detroit Lions are now 3-4 but still within striking distance in the NFC North.

But there is one big problem. The Lions do not have a roster that is ready to contend for a Super Bowl and that is all that really matters. Sure, they have quality players in Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay, Kerryon Johnson, Damon Harrison, and Darius Slay, but that is not enough.

Moving forward, Lions general manager Bob Quinn has some very important decisions to make. One of those decisions may involve making a move prior to 4 p.m. today.

So, here are three current Detroit Lions who could be dealt before Halloween.

Golden Tate

Let’s start by upsetting the majority of Lions’ fans.

Golden Tate is one shiftiest wide receivers in the NFL and he has been for some time now. When he catches a pass, there is always a chance he makes something out of nothing and scores. He is the king of YAC (yards after catch) and is extremely valuable to the Lions offense.

That being said, Tate is in the final year of his contract and he will be 31 by the time the 2019 season kicks off. In order for him to remain in the Motor City, the Detroit Lions will have to pay a steep price for an aging wide receiver and that may not be the best decision.

Ameer Abdullah

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Sep 11, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) looks on from the sidelines in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Lions won 39-35. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to the Detroit Lions running back stable, Ameer Abdullah has been on the outside looking in for some time now.

With Kerryon Johnson proving he is the real deal, Abdullah has been a name that has often been mentioned as being on the chopping block.

Though the Lions would not get much in return, they should be more than willing to unload Abdullah to the highest bidder. If there are no takers, it is highly unlikely that the former 2nd round pick, who is in the final year of his contract, is wearing a Lions uniform a year from now.

A’Shawn Robinson

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One week ago, this was not a player who would have been mentioned as a tradable player for the Detroit Lions. But a week ago, the Lions did not have Damon “Snacks” Harrison on their roster.

Prior to the trade for Harrison, Robinson was fourth in total snaps among Lions’ defensive linemen (2nd among DTs) and that is without Ziggy Ansah in the mix. On Sunday against he Seahawks, Robinson was on the field for just 25% of the Lions defensive snaps.

With Matt Patricia liking to move guys around, along with the addition of Harrison, Robinson is now the No. 3 DT on a team that often only plays 1 DT.

Though I would be surprised if Robinson was traded, he is certainly a possibility.

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Detroit Lions ‘All-Local’ 2019 NFL Mock Draft

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This coming Thursday, the 2019 NFL Draft will officially begin.

Over the past few months, if you are anything like me, you have read literally hundreds upon hundreds of Detroit Lions’ mock drafts.

So, I figured it would be fun to think outside the box (but inside the state) to come up with what an ‘All-local’ Lions draft could look like.

Check it out.

Round 1 – Devin Bush Jr. (LB) Michigan or Rashan Gary (DL) Michigan

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Round 2 – Justin Layne (CB) Michigan State or David Long (CB) Michigan

Round 3 – Sean Bunting (CB) Central Michigan or Chase Winovich (DL) Michigan

Round 4 – Maxx Crosby (Edge) Eastern Michigan

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Round 5 – Khari Willis (S) Michigan State

Round 6 – Xavier Crawford (CB) Central Michigan

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Round 6 – Karan Higdon (RB) Michigan

Round 7 – Zach Gentry (TE) Michigan

Round 7 – LJ Scott (RB) Michigan State

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Now, I know there is a .0000001% chance of this actually happening, but those players should be available when the Lions are on the clock in each round.

If you want to read my ‘Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL mock draft’ please click on the link below. It also includes a local player.

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

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JUST IN: Detroit Lions drop 2019 schedule hype video

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The 2019 NFL Draft is less than a week away and on Friday the team dropped a 2019 schedule hype video.

Check it out!

Nation, what will the Lions record be in 2019?

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REPORT: Detroit Lions meet with standout cornerback

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The NFL Draft will be here before we know it and the Detroit Lions are putting their final touches on their preparations.

According to a report from Matt Miller, the Lions have met with former Central Michigan standout CB, Sean Bunting.

Bunting, who is expected to be drafted on Day 2, had 104 tackles and nine interceptions in 35 career games with the Chippewas.

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Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

It has been a marathon but we are almost to the promised land which is the 2019 NFL Draft!

After hours and hours of research, all of the so-called “experts” will soon be unveiling their final mock draft of the season and none of them will end up being correct.

I, on the other hand, do not claim to be an expert. Instead, I am just a huge fan of the Detroit Lions who happens to believe to know what the Lions’ biggest needs are and which available prospects can fill those needs.

That being said, here is my final crack at what I believe the “perfect” Detroit Lions’ draft would look like.

*Remember, this is NOT what I think Lions’ GM Bob Quinn WILL do in the upcoming draft, it is what I think he SHOULD do.

Round 1, Pick 8

Ed Oliver (DL) Houston

I absolutely LOVE Ed Oliver if he is available when the Detroit Lions are on the clock with the No. 8 pick in the first round of the draft. Whether or not he will be available is the big question.

Oliver is an absolute beast and he could come in and make an immediate impact for a Lions defense that should be greatly improved in 2019.

From Dane Brugler (The Athletic):

STRENGTHS: Fluid body control to wriggle off blocks…excellent foot quickness and change of direction skills…shot out of a cannon with his first step…forces holding penalties due to his gap quickness…creates knockback with his speed-to-power skills…ball awareness to track through blocks…uses natural leverage to stay underneath the pads of blockers…better than expected play strength as a run defender…highly aggressive motor and effort never wanes, chasing down plays near the sidelines…dominated from the moment he stepped onto campus and leaves as a three-time All-American, collecting 54.0 tackles for loss over 33 career starts.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks desired frame and length…needs to continue and develop his body and stay in the 280-285 pound range (weighed 274 for most of his final season at Houston)…relied more on motor than brute power to overwhelm blockers in college…not a bull rusher…undeveloped approach with his hands…below- average counter measures once locked up…faced inferior competition in the AAC…several immature moments in college, including an on-field altercation with head coach Major Applewhite regarding a coat issue on the sideline — Oliver has a “young attitude” and has “growing up to do,” according to an NFL scout…missed five games as a junior with a right knee bruise (November 2018) and was limited at the combine with a strained hamstring (February 2019).

SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Houston, Oliver was one of college football’s most disruptive players over the last three years, spending most of his time at nose tackle for the Cougars. With his football flexibility and natural biomechanics, he has rare athletic ability for the position with the backfield vision to recognize play designs and disrupt from different angles. Oliver still requires time to develop his body, mind and technique at the next level. He will struggle with long-armed blockers who get to his frame and control his chest, but his energy and motor are both elite. Overall, Oliver won’t be a natural fit for every NFL scheme, but he is an ideal one-gap penetrator due to his athleticism, instincts and relentless nature, projecting best when he is lined up closest to the football.

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