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Thursday open thread: Should the Detroit Lions draft a quarterback in 2021?

With Goff on the roster, do the Lions draft their future starter this year?

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The Lions have already had a whirlwind offseason and the new league year hasn’t even started yet. They agreed to trade Matthew Stafford, got Jared Goff in return, and could still add another quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft.

With Goff entrenched at least for 2021 (and probably 2022), what does the future look like for the Lions’ quarterback position?

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Should the Lions draft a quarterback at any point in the 2021 NFL Draft?

My answer: No.

Now, there a few caveats I need to give here.

First, I believe there will be at least three quarterbacks taken before the Lions pick at No. 7 and I don’t think it makes sense to take the fourth best quarterback in a year where little to no scouting can be done because of COVID.

Second, the Lions don’t have many draft picks right now. And they need as much talent as they can get at any and all positions.

I don’t think they should waste a pick in Rounds 3-7 on a guy that probably will never start in the NFL. I understand they might take a guy they think they can groom in the later rounds, but there are way more Jake Rudocks and Connor Cooks than Dak Prescotts in the NFL.

I’d just assume they pick up a priority free agent at the end of the draft to try and fill that role.

And as far as the starting quarterback? Let’s ride with Goff this year and then see what happens next offseason.

Your turn.


Should the Lions draft a quarterback in 2021?

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