The talk that the Lions want to trade up in the draft for Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins is not going away.
Reports linking the Lions to Watkins have been going strong for months, and this morning on NFL Network, Ian Rapoport reported that the Lions have told Watkins they’re considering trading from No. 10 into the Top 3 to take him.
The Lions are clearly doing their homework on Watkins. In addition to the Lions’ visits with Watkins personally, the people at Clemson have reportedly talked more to the Lions than to personnel people at any other team.
Still, it would take a lot of ammunition for the Lions to trade up and get the first pick from Houston, the second pick from St. Louis or the third pick from Jacksonville. And the Lions have holes elsewhere, especially in the secondary, that may be more important to address. A trio of Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Watkins would be scary for opposing teams, but if the Lions don’t address their secondary in the draft, that may be scarier for Detroit fans.