Detroit Lions: Taking a look at quarterback draft prospect Trey Lance

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The Detroit Lions are likely to be looking for a quarterback to replace Matthew Stafford in this year’s NFL Draft. There are a few solid names on the draft board and Detroit currently holds the seventh overall pick in the first round. So where do they turn?

The fan base has been active on Twitter as of late, letting everyone know who they think the Detroit Lions should draft and who they truly don’t want on the team. Over the next week, or so we’re going to be digging through the most likely prospects to join the Lions.

Spoiler alert: Trevor Lawrence will not be included as he’s nearly a 100 percent lock to go first overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

I want to go on record saying this also: Trey Lance is not my pick for the Lions to draft as of right now. However, we are going to be profiling several prospects to fill the spot, Lance included. Drafting Lance is risky, but there is a lot to like here physically. He does however play in the FCS at North Dakota State and is inexperienced. The level of competition there is not high.

Let’s jump in and see who and what Trey Lance is as a quarterback to see if he is worth the Detroit Lions selecting him at seventh overall.

Via a scouting report at 99 Yards, here’s a look at the background of Trey Lance if the Detroit Lions are truly considering him.

  • Height – 6’3″
  • Weight – 224lbs
  • North Dakota State
  • Year –  Sophomore
  • Position – Quarterback

The story of Trey Lance is an interesting one to say the least.

He was a three-star recruit out of Marshall High School in Minnesota and was ranked the top quarterback in the state. He originally was targeting the University of Minnesota as his destination to play football too. It was discovered however, that if he were to become a Golden Gopher, he’d likely be playing safety.

Lance was not liking that, buying in on himself as a quarterback. This led him to the University of North Dakota, after turning down several more college offers.

99 Yards wrote:

"As a redshirt freshman, Lance started all 16 games and set divisional records for the most passes thrown without a single interception. He went on to win the Walter Payton Award for being the most outstanding offensive player and the Jerry Rice Award for being the best freshman player."

In 2020, Lance’s opportunities were limited to one game in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is where the inexperience worry comes from. He did make an appearance in an exhibition game against Central Arkansas, but that was the last time we have seen him in NDSU colors.