Last year the Detroit Lions knew well in advance that they’d use the No. 1 pick in the draft on quarterback Matthew Stafford, and all of the franchise’s key players were on board with that decision.
This year the Lions have the No. 2 pick in the draft, and with five days to go the front office hasn’t yet reached a consensus.
“In this situation here, I think we still have time to get to that point,” Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew said, per John Niyo of the Detroit News. “We’re not at that point right now.”
Assuming Sam Bradford goes first overall, most observers think the Lions would want one of the top defensive tackles, Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy, or possibly offensive tackles Russell Okung or (the long-shot choice) Trent Williams.
Mayhew, who is also reportedly open to trading down, says his mind isn’t made up and might not be made up for five more days.
“We don’t have any choice,” Mayhew said, “but to be decided by Thursday night.”