Lions' Mayhew expects to keep 2nd pick
ALLEN PARK — Martin Mayhew, the Lions general manager, expects the Lions to use their No. 2 draft pick next Thursday instead of trading down.
“Right now if I had to guess what’s going to happen, which I hate to do, I would lean toward us being at two and picking. We’ve had some conversations with teams about moving back. At this point I would anticipate being a two,’’ Mayhew said Thursday at a pre-draft press conference.
Of course, he would not say who the Lions are leaning toward with that No. 2 pick. He wouldn’t even say how many players are in the running. He would say that the top of the draft board is loaded with talent and the top players rank very close to each other.
Mayhew said if he does trade down it will be for a specific player and he won’t go too far down the board.