Just Want A Title Posted January 14 Share Posted January 14 There are a number of teams that really flamed out this year and look to be starting over. Those teams may look to have a fire-sale to accumulate draft picks. There could be an opportunity for the Lions to pick up a player that would help them at a reasonable cost. The dumpster fire teams in question: Cardinals, Panthers, Saints (Salary Cap Hell), Atlanta, Raiders, Broncos, Browns, Colts and Texans. Some potential targets 1. Colts DT Deforest Buckner: Putting him next to Alim McNeil would solve a lot of problems. Indianapolis would save $19M in cap space. This would give the Lions a chance to create a really good DT rotation and a dominant D-line. Everything I have read about him indicates he would be a great locker room fit. The colts gave up #14 to get him but I don't think they are going to get that with him going into his 8th season 2. Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons/Taven Collins: The change in coaching staff will likely result in a defensive scheme change. Simmons has quietly become a very good LB and Taven Collins is right behind him. I don't see the Cardinals keeping two high-end LBs who are more off-the-ball LBs. Isaiah Simmons can do so many things well and will fill a pass coverage void. Taven Collins has could drastically improve our run game and has better range for a player his size than you would expect 3. Raiders PK Daniel Carlson: This may seem a bit out of left-field but he is a legit pro-bowl kicker who would settle our PK question from day 1. The Lions may not want a young kicker as they position this team for their first playoff run. The Raiders are a mess and having a Pro Bowl PK may not be something that holds a lot of interest for them. Check out his stats from the last three years-https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CarlDa00.htm What are some other scenarios that you think might play out? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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