Should the Lions hope wide receiver Julio Jones falls to them at the 13th pick? If you are one of those fans that want the Lions to trade down from 13 and get more picks this is exactly what you want. I’m not suggesting the Lions actually draft him but for him to somehow fall into the Lions lap would be great for the Lions. Jones is the 2nd rated receiver by many and would be considered a steal at 13. The St. Louis Rams who have a big need for a wide out have the next pick at 14 and would be on the phone instantly with Detroit willing to make a deal. Why would the Rams trade up only one spot for a player they know the Lions don’t need? Because they are in fear that other teams would jump them knowing the Rams need a wide receiver. Not willing to take that risk the Rams would be willing to offer the Lions the most just to move up one spot just like the Cleveland Browns did with the Lions in 2004 for Kellen Winslow. Now do I think Julio Jones will fall to 13? No. But if you want the Lions to trade down come Thursday night you better hope a lot of QB’s go early and that somehow Julio Jones falls to 13.
of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Capitol One Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Julio Jones #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide stiffarms Chris Rucker #29 of the Michigan State Spartans during the Capitol One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)