Martin Mayhew declined to say whether the Lions would have handled the draft differently had they know Houston would not be an option.
Detroit Lions Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Martin Mayhew announced today the promotion of Rob Lohman to assistant director of pro personnel.
I hope I’m wrong, but the Lions’ offseason so far has been a disaster, and the time that’s past since the seventh round of the draft hasn’t salved that sinking feeling.
In the end, the Lions simply trusted their research.
Watkins, whom some believe could turn out to be the best player in this draft, would help tremendously.
“If you don’t have it in three years, you don’t have it,” Mayhew said. “This is a big year for those guys, I think.”
“Besides a punter and a long snapper, we’re open to taking just about any position,” Mayhew said.
Mayhew said there have been no conversations about trading Ndamukong Suh, save with one team that offered what Mayhew described as “a box of old tube socks.”
Free agency begins March 11, and at the moment Suh evidently does not have an agent.
NFL teams will spend this week’s annual scouting combine trying to get answers out of college prospects.