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

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Final Thoughts on the Detroit Lions considering quarterback Trey Lance.

My overall look at Trey Lance leads me to the conclusion that  I love his strengths. His ability to run the ball and pass outside of the pocket is phenomenal. It’s also something Detroit fans aren’t used to seeing over the last decade with Matthew Stafford.

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He also has a very strong arm and can deliver the football in a tight window down the field. Lance has experience playing under center and executing several pro-style concepts, such as turning his back to the defense in play-action or throwing deep out-routes.

He is careful to align his hips with his targets downfield whenever able, to help with accuracy down the field. When he does run the ball, he’s powerful.

The aspect I don’t like is that he takes off and runs at times. I’d like to see him commit to the passing games more in certain situations, versus not moving past his first progression.

Mentally, I prefer to use the word raw over inexperienced. At NDSU, he wasn’t asked to make many calls or adjustments in the pre-snap phase of the game. He can lock onto his first read and has a tendency to lead defenders to his target. Either way, he does have a lot to learn — especially at the pro-level.


I don’t want to speculate on if the Detroit Lions will draft him. A lot is going to depend on who’s still on the board and available. If the Lions do take him, they’ll also have to bring in a veteran signal caller to play for a year or two until Lance is ready, while also mentoring the youngster.

With Anthony Lynn as the new offensive coordinator, you have to think that’s a benefit for any rookie quarterback, as Lynn developed 2020 rookie Justin Herbert well in San Diego. In terms of the veteran quarterback role, the names Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Fitzpatrick have been bouncing around as favorites from the fanbase. Taylor has the obvious connection from Lynn’s time with the Chargers.

Will the Detroit Lions draft Trey Lance? That remains the million-dollar question.

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Only time will tell. There is a team out there though that likely can’t wait to take a shot on the former North Dakota Bison.

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