Throughout the entire offseason and training camp, there has been quite a bit of talk about the Detroit Lions' situation at the running back position.
On one hand, the Lions are heavily invested in the position with both Mikel Leshoure and Jahvid Best being high draft choices. On the other hand, though, neither player has seen the field in both preseason games and it looks as if neither player will contribute anything to the team at least until Week 3 of the regular season.
Those factors, combined with the trade demand from Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars, have raised the question: Should the Lions trade for a running back?
In a sense, this is the perfect time to trade for a back. With two preseason games under every team’s belt, the teams themselves have a pretty grasp of their roster and depth chart. That means they should have a pretty solid idea of who is expendable and who is not. For the Lions, that might include players such as Andre Fluellan, Sammie Hill, Lawrence Jackson or even Corey Hilliard on the offensive side of the ball.
The bigger question is, who should the Lions look to trade for? In the following slides are three players I think the Lions might want to take a look at.