ALLEN PARK, Mich. One analyst has suggested the Detroit Lions move up from the fifth pick overall to No. 1 in next weeks NFL Draft to take Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.
Another report indicated the Lions actually might try to move back as many as 15 spots or more in an effort to get an additional pick or two later in the draft.
Theres a lot of rumors, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Thursday during a pre-draft news conference.
Mayhew scoffed at the notion of going up to No. 1, saying flat-out that it'snot going to happen.
I think theres a lot of speculation right now because you dont have those seven immediate, impact starters that change your franchise at the top of this draft, Mayhew said. You have a bunch of good, quality players.
Mayhew didnt rule out the possibility of dropping back a few notches if the right offer came up.
We like to keep our options open so were ready to move back or do whatever, he said.
Because theres seemingly so much balance among this...