Lions dine with Stafford
Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford spent Thursday night dining with the people who'll ultimately determine whether he ends up being the No. 1 draft pick.
Stafford met Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, president Tom Lewand, senior personnel executive Shack Harris, coach Jim Schwartz and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan for dinner and nearly two hours of conversation at Shula's Steak House in Indianapolis Thursday. He sat between Schwartz and Linehan in a table at the back of the restaurant, and even compared hand sizes with Linehan before he left.
The Lions are doing their proper vetting of the player most analysts consider the top quarterback available. Schwartz was asked about the possibility of drafting a quarterback No. 1 overall during Thursday's NFL combine. He acknowledged taking a signal caller that high carries some risk.
But there's also a reward with it, he said.
Stafford and Mark Sanchez, another potential top-10 quarterback, will meet with the media on Friday.