The Detroit Lions have many needs to fill this offseason. The process will officially start next week with interviews and athletic testing at the combine.
The 2019 NFL scouting combine will begin next week and will officially kick off the scouting process for the offseason. This offseason the Detroit Lions will look to general manager Bob Quinn to fill in any remaining holes on the roster. Some positions that should be high on the list include defensive end, cornerback, tight end, wide receiver, and offensive guard.
There are many players who could help them at all of those positions that will be present at the combine. Quinn has shown he likes his draft picks to display solid athleticism, with most of his picks meeting those standards.
The combine gives the draft hopefuls a chance to display how athletic they are and how much of an impact they might be able to have for the team once they’re drafted. Some of the more highly anticipated athletic drills include the 40 yard dash, the broad jump, the vertical jump, and other various positional drills.
The positional drills will also give players the opportunity to answer any questions coaches and general managers may have about that player’s abilities. This event is not the end-all, be-all for these players but often should they perform much worse or much better than expected their stock can either drop drastically or rise drastically.
There are many players the Lions will be watching, however there are a select few that still have some questions to answer about their abilities. The combine will give fans, analysts, and teams alike the chance to get answers to any questions they may have.
Their are three players in particular that Lions fans should try to watch during the combine. Two have a specific question that many people would like to see answered and one is just a possible player the Lions could look into drafting that should be fun to watch at the combine.