Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams deals could reduce the Detroit Lions chances of hitting the top WR

Off-season, the NFL is completely off-season. The quarterback carousel was something we may have never seen before, and the likes of Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Deshaun Watson, and Carson Wentz were transferred within a month. It doesn’t even include Aaron Rodgers’ drama threatening departure and Tom Brady’s short-term retirement.

But wide receivers were in the mix of the two. Davante Adams was sold to the Las Vegas Raiders last week and Tyreek Hill was sold to the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday. They’re two of the best audiences on the move, and both are still in their prime.

Seemingly, it doesn’t have that much of an effect on the Lions. It’s fun to get Adams out of the division – and the conference, for that matter – but Detroit isn’t directly tied to trade in any other way.

But indirectly, it could have a huge impact on the Lions, especially with regard to the NFL 2022 draft.

Sending Adams away, Packers took 22nd overall Raiders (and others) pick to go 28th pick. The Chiefs received Pick 29 (and others) to complete their 30th overall pick by listing Hill. Of course, both teams now have blatant needs in terms of a wide audience after shipping their best.

Lions also have a fairly large long-term recipient need, and many ridiculed the Detroit pass catcher with their 32nd or 34th pick in the draft. Now there’s a pretty good chance that the Lions might not have one of the best pickup talent, with Packers having 22 and 28 and Chiefs with back-to-back at 29 and 30.

Given that, it doesn’t necessarily put the Lions in the wrong place. Detroit added DJ Chark in a free agency and re-signed with Josh Reynolds. The Trio of Chark, Reynolds, and Amon-Ra St. Brown is good enough to move on with them in 2022 if needed.

And Lions have a lot of other needs – especially on the defensive side of the ball – so if there is an attack on the winger in the 20s and 30s, there is a good chance they will have a solid defensive perspective at their bottom. the first round and the beginning of the second.

So, while these trades might have cost Detroit a chance to add another weapon to Jared Goff’s arsenal, the Lions could suddenly fall into their knees of a defensive player that wasn’t expected there.

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