ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported this morning that the Oakland Raiders would be open to trading running back Darren McFadden. Now a new report offers the first suggestion of which team the Raiders might trade him to.
Tom Kowalski of MLive.com reports that the Detroit Lions would likely be very interested in talking to the Raiders about acquiring McFadden.
However, Kowalski reports that the Lions aren’t likely to give up more than their third-round pick (66th overall) to acquire McFadden. For as disappointing as McFadden has been, the Raiders might not be willing to give up a talented 22-year-old for just a third-rounder.
Kowalski also writes that whether the Lions would trade for a running back could depend on Cal’s Jahvid Best is available with their second-round pick. If he is, the Lions would likely take him. If he’s not, the Lions might be willing to pull the trigger on a trade for McFadden.
In 2009 McFadden was a disappointment in Oakland, carrying 104 times for just 357 yards and one touchdown.