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Pro Football Rumors: Detroit Lions should trade for former 1st Round draft pick

With the 2019 regular season just a couple of weeks away, the Detroit Lions coaches and front office are in the process of determining which players will make the final cut.

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One thing is for sure, the Lions roster will be better in 2019 than it was just one season ago when they finished in last place in the NFC North with a 6-10 record.

That being said, the Lions still do have weaknesses and in a piece published by Pro Football Rumors, one of those weaknesses was pointed out along with a trade the Lions could make to help their cause.

From Pro Football Rumors:

  • Weakness: Offensive guard. Despite having something of a middling overall roster, the Lions don’t have a ton of true weak areas. Cornerback help could potentially be a focal point, but Detroit might need reinforcements at guard, where none of Graham GlasgowKenny Wiggins, or Joe Dahl are all that inspiring. The Lions are expected to use a run-heavy game plan in 2018, and supplementing the middle of their offensive line could help them improve from a No. 20 ranking in Football Outsiders‘ adjusted line yards.

 

  • Solution: Trade for Joshua Garnett. Like Burns, Garnett is a 2016 first-rounder who hasn’t exactly worked out thus far. The 49ers have already declined Garnett’s fifth-year option for 2020, and he’s not expected to start at guard ahead of Mike Person or Laken Tomlinson. Now 25 years old, Garnett missed the entire 2017 campaign with a knee injury and saw action in only seven games last year as a reserve, but he’s now thought to be fully healthy. The former Stanford Cardinal shouldn’t cost much more than a late-round pick to acquire.

What do you think, Nation? Is this a trade you would like to see happen?

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