The general manager of the Detroit Lions, Brad Holmes, says he’s gotten phone calls from clubs interested in acquiring the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The 2022 NFL Draft will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on April 28. Teams are narrowing in on the prospects they want to choose as the event approaches and Pro Days come to a close.
To move up the draft board and draft a player, a club may have to exchange picks.
At the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday, Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes said he’s had “conversations with a couple of teams” about the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and that they “could pull off a trade off if the other team is willing.”
According to DetriotLions.com’s Tim Twentyman, Holmes remarked, “I would expect it to heat up.” “Especially with the pick we have this year, since it got really hot at No. 7 last year.” I anticipate additional discussion.
The Lions’ general manager is open to dealing with the No. 2 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft
That may be great news for teams looking to move up in the draft to get the player they really want. Those in need of a quarterback, in particular.
The Lions have the No. 2 and No. 32 picks in the first round, the latter of which was acquired from the Los Angeles Rams in the Matthew Stafford/Jared Goff transaction.
They can trade down and get more NFL Draft picks by trading the second-overall pick, which will help them further flesh out their roster and work towards being a playoff club in what has become a relatively wide-open NFC.
Whether or not a deal is struck remains to be seen, but Holmes has informed his colleagues that he is willing to trade the No. 2 overall pick for the proper offer.