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Detroit Lions receiving trade calls for No. 3 draft pick

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The Detroit Lions are receiving trade calls regarding the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn told reporters via a Zoom call on Friday that they have had talks about trading the pick since the combine.

“We call every team in the league, see what they’re thinking,” Quinn said, via “Obviously I’ll handle the calls that are a little closer to our pick, especially this year, since we’re drafting at three. I’ve had a few of those conversations over the last week or so — had a few of those conversations, honestly, as far back as the combine — and then there will be more substantive talks next week if people are interested.”

The Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers are viewed as teams that might have interest in trading up, and it has to do with a battle over quarterbacks. The Dolphins are widely expected to take a quarterback, while the Chargers might go that road too. Joe Burrow is expected to be drafted No. 1 overall, and it’s my view that Miami wants Tua Tagovailoa, who could be available at No. 5. Would the Chargers or someone else trade up to try and get him? Does someone want Justin Herbert badly enough to move up to that spot? One report says the Chargers are not expected to make a trade.

Meanwhile, suggests the Lions are unlikely to make a deal. They are expected to take former Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah with the pick.

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