With the NFL combine behind them, Detroit Lions are setting their sights on the next part of the offseason, which involves free agency and the start of the offseason.
Detroit is looking for help, especially on defense. Most figure the Lions to be involved in the cornerback market early on, and the biggest name with regards to that remains Jalen Ramsey.
On the trading block from the Los Angeles Rams, Ramsey’s name has been drawn to Detroit in recent days, with many calling him a logical fit. That continues within league circles as the offseason draws ever closer.
According to an update from the combine from ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler, the Lions continue to come up around the league as a team with interest in Ramsey. With that said, Fowler reminded that true intentions with the team are unknown.
“As for Ramsey, several teams are pegging the Detroit Lions as a viable option, but Detroit has been a build-through-the-draft team under GM Brad Holmes, so true intentions are yet to be determined,” Fowler wrote within the piece.
The Lions have been mentioned plenty as involved in the market for Ramsey early on, but as Fowler points out, the team’s plans are closely guarded. 2023 offers a deep class at cornerback, and the Lions may have to give up picks in order to get Ramsey into the fold.
Detroit could also sign some free agent cornerbacks and not have to cough up any assets directly, so the level of their interest in Ramsey will depend on how much they feel they have to surrender in a trade, and the value of bringing in a player like Ramsey over all others.
For now, though, the potential for a Ramsey trade still exists in the market until the Lions make other moves to prove it’s not the case.
How Jalen Ramsey Could Fit Lions’ Defense
No matter where you look, the Lions defense had some major problems during the 2022 season, and most of them stemmed from stopping big plays.
The Lions finished 32nd in total defense this past season, and struggled against both the run and the pass. Against the run, they finished 29th with a total of 2,491 yards allowed and 22 touchdowns.
In the secondary, these problems seemed to be the greatest most of the year. As a result, cornerback could be on the menu for the …read more