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USA TODAY NFL mock draft: What Detroit Lions should do if they don't take a QB at No. 7

The NFL’s 2021 pre-draft buildup will suffer from an obvious void: the league opting not to hold the annual scouting combine lest it become a COVID-19 super spreader.

However, this year’s hot stove season is off to a tremendous start, with three big-name quarterbacks already packaged in soon-to-be consummated trades that will become official next month.

So why not toss more dry kindling into that scalding stove and – devoid of star college prospects tearing up Indianapolis’ Spandex Olympics and forcing mock draft revisions – propose a trade of our own as a way to shake up our newest first-round projection?