We are just over two weeks away from the start of the 2022 NFL regular season and when you look up and down the Detroit Lions roster, there are some areas in which they could improve before the season begins.
Writer suggests Detroit Lions should trade for DT Daron Payne
According to one writer from Bleacher Report, the Washington Commanders should propose a trade that would send DT Daron Payne to the Detroit Lions.
Payne, who was selected by the Commanders in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, has been one of the more consistent members of the Commanders defense since entering the league.
Here is some of what Alex Kay has to say about this potential trade.
From Bleacher Report:
Although the 25-year-old has been a regular starter and has tallied up 227 tackles and 14.5 sacks over the last four years, he’s yet to fully reach the potential that made him such a lofty draft choice.
If the Commanders decide they want to get some value out of Payne before potentially losing him for nothing, they should offer him to the rebuilding Detroit Lions.
Payne would be a great pickup for an up-and-coming defensive line. He’s still young enough to continue developing alongside the other emerging talents in the Motor City and would still be in his prime when Detroit finally emerges as a contender following this extended rebuild.
It will take a respectable offer to pry Payne out of Washington.
The Commanders will almost certainly net a compensatory mid-round pick if he exits in free agency next spring, so the Lions would need to cough up at least a late-Day 2 pick and package in some other minor assets to get a deal done.
Nation, if you were Detroit Lions GM Brad Holmes, would you give up a late-Day 2 pick to acquire Daron Payne?