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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford has helped Detroit scout college, pros

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Matthew Stafford’s value goes beyond his playing skills.

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While Matthew Stafford is coming off of one of his most disappointing seasons, head coach Matt Patricia doesn’t seem too worried about it. During his breakfast session with the media this week, Patricia once again backed his franchise quarterback.

Only this time, Patricia hit us with something we haven’t heard before about Stafford’s value. The Lions head coach noted that Stafford is a great resource for them when looking to scout players.

“You know what’s amazing about Stafford, free agency, draft, any of that stuff, if you want information, ask him because he knows it sometimes better than we do,” Patricia said according to the Detroit News. “He loves the game, which is what’s great as a coach because you’re like, ‘What do you think about this guy?’ And he’ll give you a rundown and you’re like, that was pretty good.”

No word on who Stafford wants the Lions to target with their eighth overall pick.

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  • The Lions could very well be in the market for a wide receiver in this year’s draft. One player they’ve shown interest in is Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry: