The Detroit Lions, despite many doubters heading into the season, are off to a 2-1-1 start and it is looking more and more like they can hang with and maybe even overtake their enemies in the NFC North.
But for those of us who follow the team closely, we know that to truly contend for a Super Bowl, more pieces to the puzzle are needed.
In order for the Lions to improve their roster substantially at this point in the season, they will have to make a trade.
According to Chris Roling from Bleacher Report, the Lions “desperately need to strike a trade.”
From Bleacher Report:
The Detroit Lions are a quality team that needs a little more juice.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford is playing well with nine touchdowns and two interceptions, and the defense has put up nine sacks and forced eight fumbles, recovering six.
Yet the record stands at 2-1-1. The Lions only mustered a tie against Arizona and then beat depleted Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia teams before losing to Kansas City.
The Lions could set themselves apart by upping the ante defensively, such as adding a top-flight talent like Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey to a strong defensive backfield with Darius Slay and Justin Coleman.
That sounds ambitious, but teams have to be in the NFC North, where two teams have three wins and two more boast a pair. The Lions have yet to face a divisional opponent, and more defensive star power for Matt Patricia's defense isn't a bad idea.
Ramsey and the Lions are a good schematic fit, and the Detroit front office has plenty of draft assets to splurge (it still has all of its top-50 picks over the next two years) if it wants to make a move.
Nation, do you agree with this? Do you the Detroit Lions really need to trade for Jalen Ramsey?