As the Lions approach the draft with the third overall pick, a trade down seems likely. Most of the speculation has centered on the Dolphins.
Here's another QB-needy team to watch: the Panthers.
Quite the haul for the the Lions -- who also get a player they've been eyeing at No. 7 in Ohio State CB Jeffrey Okudah. (Solak has four QB's going in the top six, allowing Okudah to fall.) This would be the ultimate win-win for Detroit.
"This is the reality that simply must be eating away at GM Bob Quinn’s brain as the top 10 continues to crystallize: “What if I can trade back from No. 3 to 7, grabbing two No. 2s and a No. 1 in the process … and still get my guy?” That’s free money, and free money feels great folks.
"Don’t get it twisted: Jeffrey Okudah is the Lions’ guy, as we currently understand the class and the team. They know they need to address the outside cornerback position opposite Darius Slay at the very least; and given some of the contract rumblings on Slay during last season, they may need to replace him outright. Matt Patricia needs to play man coverage — nobody does that better than Okudah."
In the second round of Solak's mock, the Lions take LSU O-lineman Lloyd