On Monday reports were circulating that the Detroit Lions had fallen in love with Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans. On Tuesday, it seems the Lions have returned that love to where it was from the get go.
Lions Insider is reporting that the team is very serious about trading up in the draft to select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
Lions are reportedly 'very serious' about trading up to Draft WR Sammy Watkins
— Lions Insider (@Lions_Insider) May 6, 2014
Watkins has spent most of the predraft process clamoring for the opportunity to play alongside Calvin Johnson. We’ll know in 48 hours.
Ian Rapoport confirmed the report via Watkins himself.
From talking with Sammy Watkins today: The #Lions have made it clear to him they are very serious about potentially trading up for him.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 6, 2014