Not everyone loves the fact that the NFL draft was pushed back two weeks later this year.
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew doesn’t seem to mind, though.
In part because in early January he was looking for a head coach to replace Jim Schwartz.
“When I would have been spending time evaluating juniors, I was out looking for a head coach. It has kind of benefited me some this year in terms of having more time to evaluate players, but I think the timing of it is what it is,’’ Mayhew said.
“Whatever time they want to do it, if they say draft players, I’m going to be there to draft players. I don’t know that it really makes much difference, whether it’s two weeks to go or whether it’s now.
“Obviously, there’s a lot more analysis, a lot more articles are written, a lot more time to kill, but I think the important thing is being ready. We’re always going to be ready,’’ Mayhew added.
The NFL had not announced whether the 2015 draft will go back to its original time in late April.