Stafford performs well for Lions in private workout

The Detroit Lions held a private workout with QB Matthew Stafford this morning in Georgia. Stafford contacted me a few minutes ago and told me the workout went really well.

The Lions contingent arrived in Georgia on Monday night, and coach Jim Schwartz had dinner with Stafford. At 8 this morning, Stafford met with the team for about an hour and a half to diagram plays on the blackboard and throw passes outside.

When the Lions met with Stafford three weeks ago, they gave him a playbook to study, and they quizzed him on it this morning. Stafford told me he thought he aced the quiz and was comfortable with how he performed on the blackboard and in throwing drills.

Stafford, out of the University of Georgia, is trying to become the first overall pick in the draft. He left school after his junior year and has stated that he wants to go to Detroit and try to help the 0-16 Lions reverse their fortunes.

Charles Davis, Jamie Dukes and Steve Wyche have Stafford going to the Lions in their NFL.com mock drafts, but Pat Kirwan disagrees, saying Detroit will take Baylor OT Jason Smith.

Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno wasn’t on hand because he was visiting the Chargers.

Gil Brandt

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