Lions Can Trade Number One Pick


Published: April 22, 2009


... a consensus on a number one pick.

So what do you do? Trade the pick, right?

The only problem is, because the NFL has no cap on rookie salaries, nobody wants it.

How do they overcome this? The only way that I see is that they draft a player that another team covets.

If they draft Stafford, who cares? If a team wants a quarterback it will draft Mark Sanchez.

If they draft Jason Smith, who cares? If another team wants a LT, it will draft Eugene Monroe.

They are all comparable players.

Aaron Curry is the only player that stands out. Nobody in the draft compares to him; his size, his speed, his strength, is immeasurable at the linebacker position. No linebacker in the draft has been held this high in esteem in over 20 years.

He is projected to go third overall to the Chiefs. The Chiefs want, and need, Curry, so who else are they going to take?

The Chiefs took their defensive tackle (Glenn Dorsey) at No. 5 last year...

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