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The trade between the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions involving wide receiver Trinity Benson is officially on the books. The NFL’s transaction wire shows the full details of the trade, and it includes a wrinkle on one of the two picks the Lions are sending to Denver.
The official deal:
The Lions send their own 2022 fifth-round pick and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Broncos for Benson and Denver’s own 2023 sixth-round pick.
It’s the seventh-round pick that requires a little explanation.
The pick included in the trade is not the Lions’ own seventh-rounder. It’s a conditional pick acquired from the Cleveland Browns in a prior trade for QB David Blough. Detroit and Cleveland swapped their seventh-round picks for the 2022 NFL draft when the Lions acquired Blough from the Browns just before the 2019 season began.
Given the rosy prognosis for the Browns, who won their first playoff game since 1994 a year ago and appear poised for another potential postseason run, the pick dealt here projets to be among the very last of the draft, pending compensatory picks.