They’re No. 2! And they couldn’t be happier about it, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.
While speaking with reporters Thursday about next week’s NFL draft, Mayhew said the Lions are glad to have the No. 2 overall pick — unlike in years past.“I would say that this year being at No. 2 is a lot better than being at No. 2 the year we drafted Charles Rogers, just in terms of the number of concerns you have with different players,” Mayhew said. “The players that are there now, a lot of them — and I’ve talked to a lot of people in the last week or so, head coaches and people who have been around these guys — a lot of these guys are solid off-the-field character guys, relatively healthy guys, high-effort guys, very motivated, intrinsically motivated type of guys. So there’s a good pool to pick from this year.”