There will be a quarterback
I can’t tell you which one, or when in the draft it will happen, but you can confidently bet the Lions will select a quarterback at some point over draft weekend.
The Lions have not selected a quarterback since taking Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. With only underwhelming journeyman Dan Orlovsky backing him up, there is a crying need for an investment in new blood.
They have not hidden their search and are turning over many stones here. From Michigan’s Jake Rudock to Blake Frohnapfel of UMass to East Stroudsburg’s Matt Soltes, the Lions are definitely exploring potential late-round picks and undrafted free agents. Expect one of the Saturday picks (Rounds 4-7) and at least one priority free agent QB to be signed right after the draft ends.
My purely speculative guesses? Stanford’s Kevin Hogan in the fourth round, a pick I will dislike, and Josh Woodrum from Liberty.
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