Denver Post: Detroit to shop #2 pick.
By Bill Williamson
Denver Post Broncos, NFL Beat Reporter
Article Launched: 04/08/2007 01:00:00 AM MDT
I am not sure how informed these claims are, but they are interesting nonetheless, maybe this will shake up Monday's conversation a bit.
Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas was expected to spend the weekend in Denver to relax before three hectic weeks leading up to the NFL draft. Thomas likely will be the second pick.
Thomas' agent is Denver-based Peter Schaffer, who scheduled Thomas to come in to unwind and prepare for the April 28-29 draft. Schaffer said it's a good diversion for Thomas as he readies for his life to change.
Thomas visited Tampa Bay last week and is expected to travel to Detroit and Washington, too. The Lions have the No. 2 choice, but they likely will trade it to a team targeting Thomas.
It will be interesting to see if Mississippi inside linebacker Patrick Willis lasts until the 49ers' pick at No. 11. If so, they likely will take him. Detroit also is interested in trading down from No. 2 and taking Willis.
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