Detroit Lion included on ‘overrated’ player who could be moved by NFL trade deadline

When it comes to trade deadlines, the NFL trade deadline is generally much less exciting than Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL.

With the Detroit Lions starting off 1-3, many are already looking ahead, assuming they will be sellers as the deadline approaches.

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We have written about a few Lions' players who could be on the block but we have not mentioned running back Kerryon Johnson.

According to a piece published by SportsNaut, Johnson is an ‘overrated' player who could be moved before the trade deadline.

A darling of draft analysts, many believed Detroit landed its featured running back in 2018 with the No. 43 pick. Johnson impressed in his first season, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and racking up 854 total yards. Since then, the former Auburn star has slid further down the depth chart.

Adrian Peterson will continue to handle a majority of the carries. At the same time, D’Andre Swift dominates as a pass-catching threat and will earn an even larger role moving forward. It makes Johnson expendable. The thing is, Johnson is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry this season. After spending a top-50 pick on him a few years ago, the Lions might be fortunate to receive a fifth-round pick for Johnson at the trade deadline.

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Nation, can you see the Lions trading Kerryon Johnson? Does he even have any value? Do you think the Lions could get a fifth-round pick for him?

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