The Detroit Lions already have three quarterbacks including Kellen Moore. Drafting one this year would be a wasted pick. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Drafting A Quarterback Would Be A Waste For The Detroit Lions


If you listened to sports radio and read the draft experts on Tuesday you probably heard that the Lions were looking to pick a QB in the later rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft.  As Lions insider Tim Twentyman put it “the Lions are looking more for a developmental player who can potentially turn into an asset down the road.”

The Lions already have three quarterbacks on the roster including Matt Stafford, Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore. The Lions will most likely keep three quarterbacks on the roster going into the season so drafting a fourth would be a wasted draft pick. Actually a complete waste, especially considering that they will either have to cut or demote one of them to the practice squad. That is not a good use a draft resources considering the depth of the draft and the lack of depth on the roster.

For a team that dipped into their practice squad for a starter at corner late last season , a late round pick would be better spent in the defensive backfield to improve the depth on defense and special teams.

True picking a diamond in the rough out in the late rounds can help a team build a winning program. But with the many needs on this team the Lions cant’ afford to act like the smartest team in the NFL. They should stick with trying to win a playoff game first.

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  • Chris Wyman

    You’re nuts if you think draft picks will get them into the playoffs. They are a 1-6 team with all new coaches. Their coordinators have never been coordinators at this level. There are a ton of question marks. The Lions may very well be a 1-15 team. They aren’t much different than the 2007 team that finished the season 1-7. This team blows. They were lucky to get to the playoffs in a lockout year. I’m not gonna worry if we take a backup QB in the draft. We are looking toward the future anyway. We’re looking toward hiring a new GM.

    • Tony Fischer

      Martin Mayhew isn’t going anywhere. The Lions don’t fir GM’s they fire coaches. And I am not saying this years draft would get them in the playoffs. I am just saying picking a developmental project at QB when they so thin at other positions is a waste.