Exclusive: Lions Trying To Trade Up

No. 1 wasn't good enough for the Detroit Lions. The team is looking to move up in the first-round of Saturday's NFL draft. We tell you who they're talking with, who they are targeting, and what kind of draft compensation would be involved.


Detroit continues to negotiate with the Chiefs, who according to Kansas City Star reporter Adam Teicher, said Detroit declined a deal that would ship them No. 3 and a fourth-rounder in exchange for the 20th and 33rd overall picks.

As previously anticipated by RoarReport.com, the Detroit Lions weren't expected to stand-pat with the No. 20 selection.

Despite handing a six-year, $78 million, incentive-laden contract to rookie Matthew Stafford, the Lions have been working the phones to jump back into the top five.

RoarReport.com was informed by a team source that the Lions are targeting Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry, a player they have coveted and previously considered with the No. 1 overall pick.

The Lions have had discussions with the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks. Kansas City holds the No. 3 position in the draft, where Curry is expected to fall.

According to the source, the Lions have offered the No. 33 overall selection, and next year's first-round pick, but the deal isn't sweet enough for Chiefs GM Scott Pioli to pull the trigger.

It isn't known whether the Lions are willing to part with the No. 20 pick, where they like the value.

It is widely believed, however, that the Chiefs might consider LSU's Tyson Jackson at No. 3 overall.

Because of that possibility, the Lions have also gauged any interest from Seattle at No. 4.

Stay tuned to RoarReport.com as we keep up on the latest with regards to Detroit's draft day.

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