Blogging the combine: Josh Freeman
Just arrived in gray Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, where I'll spend the weekend blogging about all things Lions and all things draft.
First story of my trip: I get off the plane, grab my checked bag and am waiting for a cab, talking with a Lions assistant who was on my flight when my cell phone rings with a number I don't recognize. I answer and it's Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman's father returning a call from earlier this week.
I excuse myself from talking with the Lions assistant, apologize to Ron Freeman and he cuts me off with a hearty, "Tell him to take that quarterback Freeman No. 1" (or some light-hearted joke to that effect).
When all is said and done here in Indy, Freeman will probably establish himself as a solid first-round pick. He's got tremendous upside with a big frame and big arm, his father said he'll take part in all the workouts (unlike Matt Stafford), and he'll no doubt tempt some quarterback-starved team in the bottom half of the first round.
I believe the Lions will take a quarterback sometime during the draft - just a hunch; the team is still evaluating every position - and Freeman might interest them at No. 20 if they pass on Stafford and Mark Sanchez at the top of the first round.