With NFL Mock Drafts hitting the internet in record numbers, the Detroit Lions rumors are continuing to grow. The only positive of finishing the season 6-10? Obtaining the No. 8 overall selection in the upcoming NFL Draft. When you draft that high, you have a lot of options at your disposal - and trading up or down is one of them.

Detroit’s 6-10 record doesn’t indicate how close this team was to finishing the year 10-6. Nevertheless, fans in Motown don’t want excuses, they want wins. As Matt Patricia prepares to watch his longtime former team head to their third straight Super Bowl, he knows that he needs to make improvements on both sides of the ball to get Detroit heading in the right direction.

Lions, Bosa on a collision course?

One thing Matt Patricia did well, in his first season as the Lions frontman, was to draft good players.

Right away, Frank Ragnow and Kerryon Johnson made an instant impact. Add to that Da'Shawn Hand and Tracy Walker have both shown signs of being keepers. Now it is time to take that next step and go all in on a stud defensive end like Nick Bosa.

Bleacher Report indicates many NFL Mock Drafts have Bosa going No. 1 to the Arizona Cardinals or at least in the top five depending on whose mock’s you look at.

Twitter has fans hopeful

Social media is a great tool for news nowadays. However, how much is real news when it comes to sports is always up for debate. A recent comment has some Lions fans believing that Detroit could land Nick Bosa in the upcoming draft.

Lions beat writer Dave Birkett tweeted out that he “asked Nick Bosa about possibly playing for the Lions in 2019.” Bosa simply replied – “Trade up for me!”

Was that just the “PC” thing to say, or is Bosa all for playing for the Lions?

It could be a little of both. One thing to keep in mind is that if the Lions really worked out Bosa and were interested in him, don't be surprised if Detroit went all in.

Bosa played two full seasons at Ohio State. 2018 was his junior season, however, he left the team after just 3 games to prepare for the draft. In those two seasons, Bosa posted 47 solo tackles, two forced fumbles and recorded 17.5 sacks.

Those numbers fail to tell another story about Bosa.

He usually demands a double-team to keep him away from the opposing quarterback. This kid is going to be special in the NFL.

The NFL draft is a combination of films, studying and of course a little bit of luck. Only time will tell if Bosa is worth the risk but if Detroit has a shot at obtaining him they definitely should.