The Lions could go in several different directions with this pick, but they need a franchise quarterback. Goff is just the bridge, and Pickett has performed at a very high level this season. Pickett is pro-ready, with really good size and mobility. He currently has 21 passing touchdowns and only one interception. With strong performances against Clemson and UNC and a good Senior Bowl, Pickett has the upward trajectory to end up going first overall.
The amount of mocks that will have us taking a QB will be staggering. My favorite mock so far has us taking the Alabama OT, then the Iowa OC with our first rounders. I like both those players, but really? Do you know anything about the Lions?
I like that the kid is playing his way up the boards. There’s always a surprise or two qb who rockets up the charts during the season. Similar to Kyle Wilson and Josh Allen. Will watch Pittsburgh going forward.