Lions and Broncos select their quarterbacks of the future in Lance and Fields respectively
The Lions had both head coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes in attendance for Lance’s pro day. Trading Matthew Stafford gave the team additional first road picks down the line and Jared Goff, but the former first overall pick could be the odd man out. With his hefty contract and decent play in the past few years it is likely he will act as a bridge quarterback for Detroit.
After trading for Darnold the team filled its biggest need at quarterback, now they must answer the corner position. Bring in Surtain II and they would be in a good situation. Surtain blew many away with his impressive pro day and should be the first corner, and defensive player, off the board. He would have the tough task of covering Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Chris Godwin all in year one.
Denver is one of those teams that are in need of adding a quarterback and Fields falling to them at nine would be the best-case scenario. The former Ohio State quarterback is a freak athlete who is a gunslinger first and runner second. He displayed his toughness during the college football playoffs after crushing Clemson with broken ribs and playing through the injury in the loss to Alabama. With a boatload of weapons in place and a solid offensive line, Fields would have an easy time putting up numbers but wins will likely be harder to come by.