The Lions are open to choosing a quarterback within the first spherical.
Detroit holds the No. eight choice within the 2019 NFL Draft and normal supervisor Bob Quinn stated Monday the staff isn’t ruling out choosing a sign caller, regardless of having veteran Matthew Stafford on its roster.
“In earlier years, no less than my final couple years right here, we have drafted anyplace from 16 to 22, I consider,” Quinn stated, through The Detroit Information. “It is a little bit bit totally different for us this 12 months. There’s a couple of extra gamers which can be going to be obtainable.
“If there is a quarterback on the market that we deem might assist us this 12 months or sooner or later, we’ll by no means shut the door on that.”
The highest quarterbacks on this 12 months’s class embody Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins, Duke’s Daniel Jones and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray. Quinn stated Detroit will “contemplate any place within the draft at any cut-off date.”
“We’re ready now with the eighth total decide that the entire draft board is actually broad open to us,” Quinn stated. “We’re not going to essentially get rid of any prospects.”
Stafford accomplished 66.1 % of his passes and threw for 21 touchdowns, together with 11 interceptions, in 16 video games for Detroit this season.
The Lions completed 2018 with a 6-10 file and missed the playoffs for a second straight season.