Ford Jr., soaks it all in while Lions make draft picks
Bill Ford Jr., will not say who he thinks the Lions should take with the second overall pick. That’s what the Detroit Lions vice chairman told Frank Beckmann on WJR on Thursday morning.
At the end of the day, Ford says he is just a football fan. He’s been a Lions fan since forever, so obviously he has a great interest in the Lions’ draft.
He will be there on draft day, but won’t chip in his two cents.
“The one thing I learned along ago, first of all I don’t think Martin (Mayhew) would ask me because he knows better, because I just might give him an answer,’’ Ford told Beckmann. Mayhew is the Lions’ general manager.
Ford will be in the Lions’ war room and take it all in on April 22 when the draft starts. He still remembers being impressed by coach Jim Schwartz during last year’s draft. Schwartz got his start in player personnel and it showed.
“One of the things I noticed in last year’s draft was Jim’s interaction with the scouting department and with Martin was very different than with most coaches. Having been through all the scouting and preparation from the personnel side itself, his ability to translate for the scouts exactly what he’s looking for in scouting language was quite remarkable,’’ Ford said.