Detroit Lions: Is Bob Quinn’s poker face showing or are there possibilities?
By Robert Jones
Detroit Lions‘ GM Bob Quinn started plenty of talk by not ruling out selecting a quarterback with their top pick, but what if there’s more to it than just a bluff?
The Detroit Lions are busily preparing themselves for the offseason player bonanza’s called free agency, trades and the draft.
After a 6-10 season, it is no secret that there are needs aplenty to be addressed. It’s just a matter of how they wish to address them. One way or another they need to get their hands on an edge rusher, cornerback, receiver, offensive lineman, running back and another linebacker.
A list that could quite frankly go on even more, but we’ll just stick to the absolute top priorities for the moment and If the Lions are serious about wanting to win next season, then they will need to find ways to fill all those holes on the roster.
If they are unable to, then we might want to start bracing ourselves for what will most likely be another rough year of Detroit Lions football.
All the experts expect the Lions will use their first pick in the draft on a defensive play-maker. The thought is they will find either a cornerback or an edge rusher in free agency, then select the other position with their top pick at number eight.
Another school of thought has Bob Quinn filling both positions in free agency then possibly trading down for extra picks and then selecting a tight end since the value for a tight end is not quite there at number eight.
No matter how you slice the cake, if the Lions play their hand right, there are definite possibilities out there that would allow these Motor City Kitties to find the answers they need to take a big step forward next season.
However, everything we thought we know about what Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia will do just may have been tossed out the window when Quinn said that they would be open to using their first-round pick to select a quarterback.