Lions evaluating Stafford, Sanchez, Freeman
Georgia's Matt Stafford, USC's Mark Sanchez and Kansas State's Josh Freeman will be in to meet with reporters here at the NFL combine later today, and the Lions are actively evaluating each of those prospects to determine whether they're worthy of the No.1 (or No. 20) overall pick.
Considering the dearth of talent on the Lions' roster and the slew of picks they possess, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said now would be the right time to draft a quarterback if the right quarterback is there.
We got to put a value on all these guys and if we don't take a quarterback No. 1, if we don't think there's a quarterback worthy of 20 or the guys are gone at 20 it has to be the right quarterback at the right time, Mayhew said. And so it has to be a good fit for us. We can't go into the draft saying we have to draft a quarterback. That's when we've made mistakes in the past, go in targeting a specific position and then trying to make that happen. So I think it would be a good time if the right guy is there at the right time.