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Tom Kowalski of Michigan Live reports Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said today that he would be willing trade down from the No. 1 position in the draft -- and also the No. 20 spot.

Mayhew said his philosophy will be geared more toward trading down and acquiring picks as opposed to surrendering them by trading up.

Mayhew said he hasn't gotten a lot of calls about that top spot yet, but he really didn't expect to.

"There hasn't been a lot of interest in acquiring that pick at this point. But I would think that if there's interest in doing that, it would come later as we approach the draft,'' Mayhew said. "If there is interest, it'll come at that point. It's a little early for somebody to have made that decision to go after that pick.

"We'd definitely be interested in that and I've already talked to a few teams about trading down from 20.''

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Is this a play for Cutler?

No.

Come on, Jif. If the Lions want to acquire more picks to rebuild, why would they then trade for Cutler?

The Lions want to stockpile picks rather than pay the 1st overall big money.

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Come on, Jif. If the Lions want to acquire more picks to rebuild, why would they then trade for Cutler?

The Lions want to stockpile picks rather than pay the 1st overall big money.

Because they have 2 first round picks, one that can be used for a franchise Qb, the other used to recoup more more picks.

Just a thought.

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Because they have 2 first round picks, one that can be used for a franchise Qb, the other used to recoup more more picks.

Just a thought.

True. But the other 1st rounder is the 20th, right? The Jets & Bucs could offer a higher pick each.

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Because they have 2 first round picks, one that can be used for a franchise Qb, the other used to recoup more more picks.

Just a thought.

Keep one and trade the other? Wild. This isn't a story. The first pick is always available and never moves because nobody wants it.

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That would especially be the case in this draft with no clear No. 1.

Aaron Curry is clearly the best player in the draft and illustrates the point perfectly. As good a player as he is, the right to pay him first overall money just isn't worth very much.

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The first pick in the draft isn't going to be attractive until there's some sort of a rookie cap in place. Right now it's the booby prize. As a parting gift for having the league's worst record, you get to take the league's most expensive gamble in the draft. Hooray.

Put a cap on rookies, and you'll see a lot more trade action on draft day.

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The first pick in the draft isn't going to be attractive until there's some sort of a rookie cap in place. Right now it's the booby prize. As a parting gift for having the league's worst record, you get to take the league's most expensive gamble in the draft. Hooray.

Put a cap on rookies, and you'll see a lot more trade action on draft day.

Excellent point, Slats.

Yep, the Lions go 0-16 and they get the honor of paying $35 million in guarantees to an absolute unknown.

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