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Jared Goff rumor: Lions are not out on drafting quarterback in 2021

by Dave Kluge | Lions Correspondent | Tue, Mar 9th 11:20am EST

Detroit Lions General Manager Brad Holmes is saying that the Lions are not against taking a quarterback in this year's draft. He was quoted saying "quarterback is such an important position and I just think it’s good drafting business, always, to be very, very thorough on that quarterback class – regardless of what your situation is." per Pro Football Talk. (Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions picks seventh overall this year. After the trade that sent Jared Goff to Detroit, most pundits assumed that he would take the Week 1 snaps under center. However, Holmes is saying that the team plans to do their full diligence in the draft process by looking at every position. Adding to the above quote, Holmes also said, "When I was with the Rams, I always said, regardless of what you have at quarterback [you have to be thorough], and especially now, it’s the same approach. It is a good crop coming out this year, but it’s definitely not a position that will be ignored by us by any means.” While it doesn't sound like the Lions have definite plans to take a quarterback in the first round, Justin Fields, Trey Lance, or Zach Wilson may catch their eyes if any drop to the seventh pick. As is the norm this time of year, this could also just be smoke and mirrors. The Lions have gaping holes to fill at wide receiver and linebacker, but Holmes may opt for the "best player available" approach if a top quarterback falls.

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