Roundup: QB aside, Lions will draft by talent

Certainly, the pressure is on the Rams not to make a mistake with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. But they aren’t alone.

Enter the Lions, who have the No. 2 pick. The pressure intensifies with the NFL Scouting Combine taking place this week in Indianapolis.

For Detroit, which just endured its ninth consecutive losing season (a streak that includes the infamous 0-16 season of 2008), there will be plenty of options from which to choose. And from the looks of it, the Lions’ approach to the April draft is wide open, according to the Detroit Free Press:

“The Lions won’t be looking to address one specific positional need; they’ll be looking to draft the best available, regardless of position, when they’re on the clock.

“Philosophically, our position hasn’t changed,” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said last month. “We want to look for the best players we can find without regard to what side of the ball that they play, what position that they play.

“Obviously, we wouldn’t take a quarterback with the second overall pick at this point, so there’s some common sense in there, too. But we want to continue to add talented players, no matter what side of the ball those guys play on or what their positions are.”

That might be easier said than done, especially when the Lions assess and interview potential draftees this week.”

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