NFL Rumors: Lions are Open to Trading No.2 Pick, Could also Draft a QB

The Detroit Lions are currently sitting with the second overall pick in the draft next month but that might not necessarily remain the case. 

Lions' general manager Brad Holmes spoke to reporters this week while attending the Annual League Meetings; and while he was clear that Detroit has engaged in preliminary discussions with potential trade partners to trade down he also made a sure point not to dismiss the opportunity to draft a signal caller where they currently reside either. It truly has become smokescreen season for general managers around the league, and that is no exception in Detroit.

Holmes explained, "We've had dialogue with a couple of teams, I wouldn't say it's been a lot, but there has been a couple teams that we've had some dialogue with" as he also commented, "I think definitely we could pull a trade off if the other team is willing before the draft, I would expect for it to heat up. Especially with the pick that we have this year because it definitely heated up at No. 7 last year. I expect to have more dialogue." 

However if a trade doesn't materialize for the Lions to trade down from the second pick, Holmes was adamant that he and his staff would be prepared to select a handful of different players that they have identified as top tier targets. "I would say this at the No. 2 pick, there's multiple players at multiple positions that if we turn the card in today we could turn that card in and sleep well at night." 

When Holmes was prompted to clarify if quarterback was in the mix for the Lions at No. 2, he simple reiterated "there's multiple positions." 

While it is important to note that during this lengthy conversation with reporters, Holmes did express support for Jared Goff several times but it's simply smart business to keep every option available and that is exactly what Holmes is doing. 

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