Between this weekend's Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft in late April, there is inevitably going to be suggestions that the Detroit Lions should trade down with their fifth pick overall.
The theory is that the Lions, who have so many holes to fill on defense, could sorely use that extra draft pick perhaps a second-, third- or fourth-rounder that they would likely receive under such a scenario.
There's abit of aproblem, however, with this strategy. It'sgoing to beeasier said than done, especially this year.
Finding a team that will give up that extra pick to flip-flop first-round spots won't be easy, according to draft analysts.
"There's a lot of teams looking to go in reverse," said the NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout for the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. "I'm not seeing many teams looking to go up."
The reason teams are more likely to try to trade down, rather than up, is that this year's draft is considered stocked with very-goo...