The Detroit Lions are shifting quarterbacks to get 2021, moving from Matthew Stafford into Jared Goff, but it will not preclude them from accepting a signal-caller ancient in this season's NFL draft.
General director Brad Holmes, who isn't permitted to go over the Stafford-Goff trade before it can become official if the team year starts March 17, said Tuesday he enjoys what he sees from that quarterback draft course.
"The quarterback position generally, what is cool about this season is they're in many different tastes," Holmes stated. You've got a different man that probably just a little bit longer does it with his legs, a little bit longer of being inventive. There is another man probably does it from the pocket.
"So all of the distinct tastes makes it very, very fascinating regarding when you are looking across the entire range of this course of those quarterbacks."
What exactly does that have to do with creating a quarterback at No. 7? It may depend on the way the team perspectives Goff in the very long term -- it has not been permitted to address however -- and what it thinks of the quarterbacks in this course.
"When you are choosing at the top 10, I really don't believe that you can dismiss, and I think that it's smart drafting business anyways, once you're choosing at the top 10, which you be certain that you understand that quarterback course very meticulously," Holmes stated.
Holmes added that if selecting in the top 10, then you have to be aware of the best prospects at each position due to the possible degree of gift. He said he understands the team wants starters and thickness at multiple places, a few of which can be addressed at No. 7.
"There are a few bits that we certainly should include," Holmes stated. We certainly need a little more depth. We'll need starters at particular locations, so these are matters that we're going through."
On crime, Holmes explained that he enjoys what the Lions have about the line but they want depth. The recipient area -- if they utilize a franchise tag on Kenny Golladay or maybe not -- wants to be overhauled. All this does tie into a quarterback, resulting in a great number of choices for Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell to create as they assess what they have to perform in free agency and the draft, beginning with the No. 7 pick.