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.
“The second-half collapse … was incredibly disappointing,” Ford Jr. said. “That was something that obviously we couldn’t live with.”
The personnel director for the Detroit Lions Brian Xanders is reportedly a candidate for the Miami Dolphins vacant GM job.
I don’t know for a fact that Stafford is the reason Whisenhunt decided not to come to Detroit, but I’m betting it had a lot to do with it!