The Lions currently hold the No. 2 pick in the draft and if they want to go all-in on a quarterback, they will have their pick of the litter as the Jacksonville Jaguars, who hold the No. 1 pick, will not select a QB.
One quarterback the Lions could potentially fall in love with is Kenny Pickett out of Pittsburgh.
Pickett is currently preparing to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, and Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy sees Joe Burrow-like qualities in Pickett.
“I know that just the way he’s wired and spending time around him and the kind of guy he is, and talking with the guys at the Manning (Passing Academy) that have been around him and the guys at Pitt, he’s going to crush this process,” Nagy said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl. “I think he’s already starting to in the interviews right now. He’s got a really cool way about him. Kind of reminds me a little bit of Burrow when I got to know Joe through this process. He’s just, guys gravitate to him. He’s a leader. It comes easy to him. So this is the start of a big week for him.”
Pickett was thrilled with the comparison.
“That’s a hell of a comparison,” Pickett said. “I’m going to have to have Jim intro me like that everywhere I go. … But he’s a heck of a player obviously at the college level and now doing what he’s doing at the NFL. Had a chance to be roommates with him at the Manning Camp. Talked to him towards the end of our season at Pitt. Great guy, definitely great role model to have going into the NFL.”
If Pickett were to somehow fall to the end of Round 1 (he won't) he would be a no-brainer pick for the Lions. But it's not out of the question that the Lions fall in love and grab their QB of the future with the No. 2 pick.
Nation, would you consider taking Pickett at No. 2 if you were the Detroit Lions?