Seattle Trades Julian Peterson to Lions for Cory Redding: The Draft Effect


Published: March 14, 2009


... and Detroit Lions consummated swapped star players and team needs. 

In the deal, the Seattle Seahawks acquired 28-year-old DT, Cory Redding and a fifth round pick while the Lions land 31-year-old pass rushing linebacker, Julian Peterson. 

While it would be easy to take the Lions to task for trading for a quality player and absorbing a massive cap hit in exchange for a player the Seahawks were considering cutting, NFL Draft 101 is a draft site so we will focus on the draft implications for both teams:


Landing Redding fills a need at DT and most likely takes them out of the running for DT BJ Raji. On the other hand, moving Peterson clears the way for the Seahawks to draft LB Aaron Curry if h...

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