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Detroit interested in trading back in the NFL Draft

Bob Quinn

The Detroit Lions may be looking to add to their already large chest of draft picks. They already have nine selections overall, four of them are in the top 111, including the eighth overall pick. During a podcast with Ian Rapoport of the NFL network, Detroit’s general manager Bob Quinn said that he wouldn’t mind trading back in the first round.

“I always like draft picks, so if we could move back a little bit, a couple spots, and pick up another pick, I think this is a really good, the depth of this draft from the late first to the third, there’s a lot of really good players in there,” Quinn told Rapoport’s, via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. “If I could ever move back a few spots, get a really good player in the first round and add another pick, I think that’s something that would be great. People out there listening, I’m open for business.”

The Lions are in need of help at cornerback, tight end, receiver, interior offensive line and defensive line according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Football Outsiders ranked the team at 23 and 27 in offense and defense respectively last season. Head coach Matt Patricia said last week the team has “a couple of target points,” but added “we’re always just going to try to keep finding good players.”