I probably sound like a broken record by now but the best move for the Detroit Lions in the 2021 NFL Draft is to trade the No. 7 overall pick to the highest bidder…if there is one.
This is why I absolutely love the recent 2021 NFL Mock Draft put out by, Peter Schrager.
In what is his first mock draft for this cycle, Schrager has the Lions trading the No. 7 pick to the Arizona Cardinals for the No. 16 pick in 2021, a 1st Round pick in 2022, and a 3rd Round pick in 2022.
But what makes this trade even spicier is that the Lions are still able to land Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver DeVonta Smith out of Alabama with the No. 16 overall pick.
Here is what Schrager has to say about the trade/pick for the Lions.
If Detroit trades out of No. 7, scoops up some additional picks and still gets Smith, I’d see that as a Day 1 home run. The Alabama product has elite ball skills, won in big spots and is a gamer in every sense of the word. The Lions bid farewell to their top two wideouts in free agency, and Golden Tate” a year before that. Insert the Heisman winner.
Now, if you have read my work, you know I absolutely hate the idea of the Lions taking a wide receiver at No. 7 as there is no value whatsoever in doing that but landing who should be a very good NFL wide receiver at No. 16, while also landing two additional draft picks while doing so, is a whole different ball game.