Draft: Day 1 scouting reports
QB Matt Stafford
Pick: First round, No. 1 overall
Height, weight: 6-3, 237
The skinny: The seventh quarterback to go first overall in the last nine years, Stafford is the type of strong-armed signal caller the Lions want to build around. He can make any throw in any weather condition, has advanced football recall and a moxie about him that should win over the locker room. His biggest knock is accuracy. He was a career 57-percent passer in college, though he threw for 3,459 yards and 25 touchdowns his junior year.
What they're saying: What came out in this process I don't know that it was a surprise to us intelligence, work ethic and passion for the game of football. It's easy when you're around this guy a lot. He's a gym rat. He loves football. He loves to talk the game. - Lions coach Jim Schwartz
TE Brandon Pettigrew
Pick: First round, No. 20
College: Oklahoma State
Height, weight: 6-5, 263
The skinny: Easily the most complete tight end in the draft. Pettigrew's a four-year starter who caught 42 passes last season. He's a bigger threat in the red zone than he is on vertical routes, but the Lions drafted him in part for his blocking prowess. He's physical in the run game and fills an immediate need.
What they're saying: Brandon Pettigrew is a really, really big tight end that is an NFL-ready blocker right now. Impressive, impressive as a blocker. Really feel good about him and when you talk about drafting a young quarterback and putting pieces around him, ... we put a good young tight end in that mix and I think we provide him with some weapons and some tools for us to be successful on offense. - Schwartz
S Louis Delmas
Pick: Second round, No. 33
College: Western Michigan
Height, weight: 5-11, 202
The skinny: Versatility is the key for Delmas, who emerged as the best safety prospect in the draft after a strong Senior Bowl. He intercepted four passes for the Broncos last year and is a punishing hitter who can slide easily to the nickel role if necessary. He's the third safety the Lions have taken in the second round the last four years.
What they're saying: We talked about his size in our meetings. Ed Reed was about the same size. Very, very similar when he came out, and so was Troy Polamalu. Both those guys were very close to Delmas' size, so we felt size is not an issue. And he plays bigger than what he weighs. - Lions general manager Martin Mayhew