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Blast from the past. We talked about Crosby in the 2018 draft in here. I was hoping we take him where we took Haynes but Marty didn’t think we needed Ts, well until the next year when he reached got Little.

Haynes flashed a little bit he never had a shot to start. It’s too bad we didn’t set a condition on those two Marty led drafts to make sure we were only taking guys who had a legit shot as being full time starters and didn’t have big red Xs on them based on the combine, Senior Bowl or pro-days. Might have avoided Grier, Little, Gaulden, Grier, Scarlett, Miller and Haynes and instead got guys like Crosby, McCoy, Omenihu and others. They were all sitting there but we kept taking the red headed step children.

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It is tough to imagine another team even offering a fourth round pick for Crosby, thus making it quite difficult for Detroit to part ways with him.
 
Offensive linemen are key to the success of any offense, and losing Crosby may not be good for Detroit's offense should things not go as planned with players higher up on the depth chart.
 
If Detroit simply allows him to play out his contract, a team may offer up starter money when Crosby becomes a free agent, earning Detroit a coveted compensatory pick.
 
 
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51 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins Ph.D. said:

We don't have to trade draft capital.  How about a player at a position where we have plenty of depth. Possibly drafting Terrace Marshall Jr. made Robby Anderson expendable. Lions could definitely use a WR. We could possibly even pick up draft picks with this trade and clear cap space in the process. 

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8 minutes ago, mrcompletely11 said:

I said at the time the Sewell pick for the lions made no sense and it looks crazier now that they have moved him.  They could have gotten the RT jenkins in the 2nd if that is what their need is

Ehh, he was the BPA and it really wasn't close. For a rebuilding team like the Lions that's a good pick, just need to sort it out now.

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3 hours ago, joemac said:

Smart teams DO NOT trade away coveted quality offensive line depth.  Just because they bring in a new starter doesn't mean those guys will stay healthy or that they still will not rotate other guys in.  What happens if Sewell gets hurt or the other starter goes down?  What happens if Sewell sucks?

In a vacuum, competent O line depth is more valuable than a mid to late round draft pick. However, he's on a one year contract and the lions have pretty much announced they are doing a full rebuild. What benefit do you get keeping him in the first year of a complete rebuild? So that if Sewell gets injured, maybe you win 3 games instead of 2? Or maybe you think they should resign him to a big extension to be their 3rd OT, since that's what it'll take to outbid other teams that will gladly pay him to be their starter. Smartest move is to get something for him rather than have him leave for nothing in free agency next year and add to their draft arsenal as they build to the future.

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1 hour ago, t96 said:

Ehh, he was the BPA and it really wasn't close. For a rebuilding team like the Lions that's a good pick, just need to sort it out now.

Maybe, but having 3 LT's and a ton of other holes seems like a crap strategy much like going wr for 3 years.  How did that BPA strategy work out?

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46 minutes ago, Little Goody Two Shoes said:

If that's what smart tesms do, what does that say about the team on the other end of the trade.

It says they need the player. The Chiefs just did so for Orlando Brown. They are a contender at the moment and this keeps them as such. You have to analyze the specific situation vs judging general concepts.

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I wouldn't complain if we did it, but keep in mind that lowly Detroit didn't mind putting him on second string and the trade block. He might be serviceable, but he might not be remarkable. Date not marry if you know what I mean.

 

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The Lions will accept a trade offer only if it really favors them. They won't give this guy away for peanuts and if a LT goes down somewhere after the start of the season Crosby's value will too. Right now they will probably keep him as a safety valve in case Sewell's transition isn't easy. He's cheap and a very good player. You don't let that go unless you get something worthwhile.

If we want him we would have to make a quality offer.

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Or are the Lions playing Sewel at RT for a year to get experience before moving him to LT? That would allow them Move Decker in the off season for big picks and still have Crosby at RT. Yeah, I don't think so either.

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