If general manager Bob Quinn has taught us one thing about his draft philosophy, it’s that he loves offensive linemen. He has already used the Lions top pick in two of the previous three drafts on an offensive lineman. Why not go for three out of four?
The philosophy that Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia aspire to is simple; build from the ball out. That starts in the trenches no matter which direction you go, whether it be offense or defense.
Which also leads to the possibility of selecting a defensive lineman even though it is not considered the Lions top need right now.
Again, if we’re discussing my preference, I would select one of the bevy of talented defensive linemen available at the top of the draft. Ed Oliver of Houston is fast, strong, and the trait most sought after of all in Allen Park, versatile making him an outstanding fit should he be available.
The Lions set up a meeting with Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger and he would most likely be available when the Lions are on the clock in the second round, but I would prefer they waited until the third or fourth round to select LSU tight end, Foster Moreau.
First, because of the Lions whole ‘cloak and dagger’ approach to secrecy concerning the draft, I think everyone they meet with is a smokescreen. Secondly is because Moreau absolutely killed it at the draft combine. His 4.66 time in the 40-yard dash is outstanding and he displayed very soft, fluid hands.
He also was a very accomplished blocker at LSU. The fact that he wasn’t utilized more in the passing game there is more about the Tigers scheme than Moreau’s ability. Plain and simple, he could be a steal in the mid rounds allowing the Lions to use their higher picks to fill other needs