RUMOR: Detroit Lions/Atlanta Falcons working on swapping draft picks?

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Feb 24, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

One thing is a fact. 99% of rumors leading up to the NFL Draft end up being 100% false.

That being said, it is fun to speculate what could happen if certain situations present themselves.

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The latest draft rumor regarding the Detroit Lions involves them trading down with the Atlanta Falcons, who apparently have their eye on DL Ed Oliver out of Houston.

The rumor originated from Dave-Te’ Thomas of Scouting Services Inc., who said the following on the Scout’s Honor podcast.

“The Detroit Lions love T.J. Hockenson,” Thomas said. “They really would like to take him as their starting tight end but at No. 8, they think that they could move down a few slots and still find him there and if not, possibly his teammate Noah Fant.” 

Thomas notes that in order to make this trade happen, the Falcons would have to give up their No. 14 overall pick, a third-round pick, and a Day 3 pick.

Nation, if you were the Lions, would you make this trade?

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