With the No. 1 overall pick in the April NFL draft, it is as if the Lions are looking at the menu and getting to order anything they want.
It’s not unlike the approach they have adopted this week in Indianapolis.
After having dinner Thursday night with Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford, the Lions are scheduled to have dinner Sunday night with Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry, another potential No. 1 overall pick. Curry said the dinner initially was scheduled for Saturday night, but when his battery of medical tests went longer than expected Saturday afternoon, the dinner was rescheduled for Sunday night.
Now after meeting with a player who can help their offense, the Lions will meet with a player who can help their defense and the one that many believe is the safest pick in the draft.
Stafford got to state his case, and now Curry will get to state his. And debates are underway about how Detroit should use its No. 1 overall pick. But in their own way, the Lions are biting into the debate.