Another trade has gone down in the NFL just a few weeks before draft day.
It was between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons and featured a former first-round pick.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Lions agreed to trade cornerback Jeff Okudah to the Falcons for a fifth-round pick.
The #Lions traded former first-round CB Jeff Okudah to the #Falcons for a 2023 fifth-round pick.
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 11, 2023
Okudah has failed to live up to the lofty expectations while playing in Detroit.
Maybe a change of scenery will be what is best for him.
Also, this trade frees up an opening at cornerback for the Lions ahead of the draft.
It seems more likely they might be looking to select one with their sixth overall pick.
Welp we know they taking a CB now😂
— STRESSED Eagles fan💚🦅 (@IcyDae) April 11, 2023
From the Falcons’ perspective, they took a shot on a once highly valued prospect.
Giving up a fifth-round pick seems like a small price to pay for a former first-round cornerback.
For a 5th rd pick. 😳
— KING WOODS REACTS (@KingEnvyFinesse) April 11, 2023
Okudah has played three seasons in the NFL and he has started 22 of 25 games.
But, he has only recorded two interceptions in those games.
Still, many fans think the Falcons got the better side of the deal here.
Falcons with a steal
— Anthony (@Dababy_0ffical) April 11, 2023
We can fix him.
— zen (@thcp22) April 11, 2023
Atlanta is mostly in rebuilding mode for the 2023 season.
But, they are lucky enough to play in the worst division in football which is the NFC South.
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