The NFL Draft is still a few months away, but the combine this weekend in Indianapolis has brought the focus of the football world on the incoming draft class. The Detroit Lions are one of the teams with a top ten pick, but they’re far from a lock to pick a certain position when they go on the clock.
While the Lions have been looking for a solid No. 2 options to fly next to Calvin Johnson, they’re also looking to make sure Matthew Stafford has the proper protection to get the ball out to whoever his targets are. It’s for this reasons that Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News believes the Lions will be looking at one of the top offensive line prospects in the class.
Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews, Auburn’s Greg Robinson and Michigan’s Taylor Lewan are considered the top offensive tackle prospects this year, and if one fell to the No. 10 pick in May, it could be tough for the Lions to pass.
Detroit may go in a different direction at No. 10, including moving down and grabbing another second or third round pick. But if any of the top pass protectors are available when they go on the clock, it will be interesting to see what Detroit does.