Realistic Draft-Day Trade Possibilities for the Detroit Lions

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Realistic Draft-Day Trade Possibilities for the Detroit Lions
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One of the great allures of the NFL draft is the possibility of commissioner Roger Goodell uttering the phrase, "we have a trade." 

The Detroit Lions fostered that back in 2010, when they traded back into the bottom of the first round to select running back Jahvid Best (pictured). They have the opportunity to do so once again in the 2014 NFL draft. 

Trade rumors abound in all corners of all media these days. Some are rooted in reality, while others are nothing more than crazy talk. 

In order to keep some semblance of reality in the trade, a good reference tool is the famous NFL trade value chart. Created by then-Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson over 20 years ago, NFL teams still use it as a basic outline for ascertaining the value of a particular pick and how it weighs against the potential compensation. 

A copy of Johnson's chart is available from Draft Countdown. Many teams have their own charts that differ in value, but this serves as a handy basic guideline.

Here are five trades the Lions could legitimately execute during draft weekend. 

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