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Detroit Lions: Amani Oruwariye sent packing in proposed trade

Heading into the 2022 season, one Detroit Sports Nation writer (me) made the bold prediction that Detroit Lions CB Amani Oruwariye would have a Pro Bowl-type year.

Well, it is safe to say that bold prediction is making me (and plenty of others) look like a fool as Oruwariye has been awful for the Lions.

In fact, during the first four weeks of the season, Pro Football Focus had Oruwariye as the lowest-rated cornerback in the entire NFL.

Amani Oruwariye

Could Amani Oruwariye be traded?

Despite his struggles, could Amani Oruwariye be traded before the 2022 NFL Trade Deadline? If so, who would be interested in acquiring him?

In a recent article published on ESPN, Bill Barnell proposed a trade that would send Oruwariye to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for Clelin Ferrell.

Let's get more changes of scenery, this time for two pending free agents on teams going nowhere. Ferrell has been a significant disappointment for Las Vegas after being drafted No. 4 overall in 2019. The Jon Gruden regime that drafted Ferrell is gone, and the Josh McDaniels administration has already declined Ferrell's fifth-year option. He has been a reserve defensive end for the Raiders, who used him for a snap Monday night to slow down a split-out Travis Kelce as a would-be defensive back.

The Lions would be taking a shot on evaluating Ferrell as a rotational defensive end for what has been a horrible defense. In his place, they'd send Oruwariye to the Raiders. I thought he was a revelation last season and looked to be a building block for the Lions, but he has struggled in 2022 and was a healthy scratch last week against the Patriots. As a free agent after this season, Oruwariye's future seems to be elsewhere, and the Raiders are perpetually in need of more help at cornerback.

Via Bill Barnwell – ESPN

What's next for the Detroit Lions?

Up next for the Lions is a road matchup against a Dallas Cowboys team that has been rolling as of late without Dak Prescott.

Upcoming Lions schedule:

10/23 @ Dallas

10/30 vs. Miami

11/6 vs. Packers

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