Here we go!
Just moments ago, news broke that WR Deebo Samuel has told the San Francisco 49ers that he wants to be traded before the start of the 2022 season.
Breaking News: I just spoke to wide receiver Deebo Samuel — and he told me that he has asked the 49ers to trade him.Featured Videos
He did not want to discuss specific reasons behind his request, but he has indeed let the 49ers know his desire to leave the organization. More to come.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) April 20, 2022
Upon that news breaking, fan bases from around the league, including fans of our Detroit Lions rushed to social media to beg for their team to call the 49ers immediately to get a deal done.
Many Lions fans believe that adding a star wide receiver is a priority (I do not) and that Samuel would be a perfect fit as he can do it all.
In order for the Lions to land Samuel, they would likely have to give up a package that would start with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and would almost certainly include additional draft capital.
As always, my belief is that it is never a great idea to spend a ton of capital (either salary cap space or draft) on the wide receiver position so this would be a no-go for me.
Nation, would you like to see the Detroit Lions trade for Deebo Samuel? If so, what is the maximum package that you would offer the 49ers?
NFL Draft Betting: The 2 Best Bets in the Top-5 Pick Market
There are a ton of ways to bet the NFL Draft at FanDuel Sportsbook this year, including specific players at specific picks, but there is also a top-five pick market.
It excludes Michigan Wolverines edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson (who is -170 to be the first pick of the draft). Here are the odds for everyone else to go inside the top five of the 2022 NFL Draft.
|2022 NFL DraftTop 5 Pick Odds||FanDuelSportsbookOdds|
|Derek Stingley Jr.||+2000|
While there are heavy odds on Georgia Bulldogs edge rusher Travon Walker (-700), he ranks fifth on NFL Mock Draft Database’s big board. To be fair, he is oft projected to go second overall to the Detroit Lions. Grinding the Mocks puts Walker fourth overall with an expected draft position of 5.2, so that one’s tough to back at such steep odds.