With the Dan Orlovsky era officially over and Jake Rudock poised to step in as the primary backup quarterback behind Matthew Stafford, don’t be surprised if the Lions add another developmental quarterback to the fold. Rudock showed well in preseason play last year but is mostly a mystery since that is all we saw of him.
It wasn’t a good showing for quarterbacks at the East-West Shrine Game overall, but Torgensen showed himself to be the best of the bunch during practice.
Linebacker is admittedly an under-addressed need in this mock draft but the Lions get a chance to see what they get with Marquel Lee. He was a productive player in the ACC and could get looks at middle or outside linebacker, although he may be best suited in the middle.
Lions’ linebackers struggled in coverage and unfortunately Lee won’t help much there. As with most late-round draft picks, you hope they can contribute on special teams and develop them for a bigger role.
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