Pro Football weekly

Pro Football Weekly's Eric Edholm brings you hot news and the inside scoop about the NFL.

Lions should take a look at Bills' Parrish

About the Author

Recent posts by Eric Edholm

Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler's Week Two picks

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m.

Five Fearless Predictions: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m.

Three Saints concerns for tonight's game

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m.

Three Vikings concerns for Thursday’s game

Posted Sept. 07, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m.

A note on Dan Hampton

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m.

Related Stories

The Patriots-Dolphins pointspread rollercoaster

Posted Dec. 06, 2009 @ 11:15 a.m.

Update: Patriots-Dolphins line back up in Las Vegas

Posted Dec. 03, 2009 @ 4:22 p.m.

What's going on with the Patriots-Dolphins line?

Posted Dec. 03, 2009 @ 2:50 p.m.

Waiting for the wheeling and dealing

Posted April 25, 2009 @ midnight

Jackson to Chiefs? I don't like it

Posted April 25, 2009 @ midnight

Top 5 observations

Posted April 25, 2009 @ midnight

'L.B.U.' could make history

Posted April 24, 2009 @ midnight

Jackson surging

Posted April 23, 2009 @ midnight

A lot to like about Baylor's Smith

Posted April 23, 2009 @ midnight

Britt has pro game figured

Posted April 21, 2009 @ midnight

Tags

Posted April 09, 2009 @ midnight
Updated Oct. 06, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m.
By Eric Edholm

The reports are out: Roscoe Parrish is on the block.

It's not surprising. He hasn't developed the way the Bills had hoped, and they are chock full of receivers now.

If I am the Lions, I am interested. Yes, I know they don't want to trade draft picks, but Parrish would fill two underrated needs: slot receiver and return man. The Lions need help all over the place -- quarterback, middle linebacker, offensive line, defensive line, you name it. Their depth is sub-par, too.

Snagging Parrish would fill two needs with one roster spot. Right now, it's Adam Jennings and John Standeford as the third and fourth receivers, and that just won't do. True, Parrish is built like Jennings, but he was a street free agent that cost the team little. With the Lions, Parrish would get a chance to earn the third WR role and be a huge upgrade at punt returner, where he has been very good, and even kick returner, where he's not quite as strong.

I think the Lions could send the 174th pick, the first choice in Round Six, to the Bills for Parrish. That sounds low for a former second-rounder, but let's face it. He hasn't panned out to that value.

The one drawback for the Lions is that they would not have a draft pick in that scenario from No. 82 all the way to 192 -- and with a ton of areas to fix. But they would have had five of the top 82 choices at that point, assuming they didn't make any trades, and should have filled some major needs.

Makes sense to me.

Comments (0)

Login!

Not Registered?

or Register!

No comments yet

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE