4 teams who could possibly trade for Trae Waynes in 2019

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Detroit Lions

Typically, it wouldn’t be the smartest idea in the world for the Vikings to trade a player to a team that plays in their same division. With Trae Waynes, however, Minnesota may be interested in facing him twice a year to take advantage of some of his bad habits.

The Lions are definitely in need of any sort of help when it comes to their pass defense. Detroit was among the NFL’s worst against the pass last season and Waynes would easily be an upgrade over their No. 2 cornerback from 2018 in Nevin Lawson.

Even if the Lions would upgrade from Lawson by trading for the young Vikings corner, the move could also put Detroit at a disadvantage.

Since Waynes has been on Minnesota’s roster since 2015, they know all of his weakness and bad habits. So during their two matchups with the Lions each season, the Vikings can use their knowledge about the young corner to exploit his deficiencies out on the field.

Maybe if Minnesota works on their posture this offseason, they can convince Detroit head coach Matt Patricia to send them a second or third-round draft selection in exchange for Waynes.