Detroit Lions day three options
In an average draft, twelve quarterbacks get drafted, including only four prospects in the top one hundred picks according to Draft Scout’s website. With the last two prospects, we are working with only those later-selected players.
Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington St., 6-3, 205, DNP
A player who looked very good throwing the ball to future NFL wide receivers at the combine was Anthony Gordon, from Washington State. Gordon has a smooth, quick release and has very good accuracy. He was a baseball player for much of his life but has found his calling under center.
Despite not testing, which he will do at his pro day, Gordon offers a lot of potential as at least a backup. The Detroit Lions may not be able to find just the right future starter while Stafford is around but here is a player that has some very desirable traits that exceed those of anyone behind Stafford. Upgrading the backup spot may be as good as we could hope for right this second.
The knock on him is that he doesn’t have a cannon and is the product of a high-volume offense under coach Mike Leach at Wazzu. He may have put up the biggest season that no one heard about in 2019, 5,579 yards, a 71.6 percent completion rate, 48 touchdowns, and only 16 interceptions. Gordon should be available in the middle rounds.
Lastly, a player who did test may find his way into being a draftable player is …