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Justin Rogers explains what he learned from Jared Goff’s tape, why Lions may pass on QB at 7

We talked to the Detroit News’ Lions beat writer, and he explained why he believes Detroit won’t draft a quarterback at 7.

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Earlier this week, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News penned an article breaking down new Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff based on watching some of his play over the past three years. Rogers watched three games from each of the last three seasons to find out Goff’s strengths, weaknesses, and how the Lions may be able to put him in the best position to succeed in Detroit.

So on Wednesday afternoon, we pepper Rogers with a bunch of questions regarding Goff, the Lions’ cap situation and his first impressions of new head coach Dan Campbell based on his one-on-one interview with him a month ago.

Rogers explains that he believes the Lions’ belief in Goff is significant, and therefore, he doesn’t think Detroit will target a quarterback with the seventh overall pick.

“I look at this situation, I look at the assets they paid, I listened to the words that Dan Campbell told me about how he wants to build a roster—there didn’t seem to be much ambiguity therein not wanting to force getting a quarterback,” Rogers said. “Mind you, this was the morning of Matthew Stafford being traded, so things might change, but I just don’t see it at seven.”

Later in the conversation, we turn our attention to Campbell and what his “superpower” is. Then Rogers jumps into what he thinks the Lions defense will look like based on conversations he’s had with Detroit’s coaching staff.

Listen to our full conversation with Rogers below. As always, you can catch us on YouTube or Twitch, as well as all of your favorite podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or iHeartRadio.

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