I thought about putting this in one of the many threads about Goff or drafting a QB. But I wanted to wait until the season was over to introduce this thought process. So I felt it needed it’s own thread. So please bare with me.
Should the Lions draft a QB high in the draft or even draft one at all?
I feel when looking at drafting a QB the first thing you should do is look at the QB’s in your division and ask yourself where do you stack up? If you have the worst QB in your division than you absolutely should be drafting one.
Obviously Rogers is the best QB in our division but he very possibly could be playing for someone else next year. If he leaves then we’re do you rank the QB’s in our division?
I think one could make the argument that Cousins and Goff are similar players. I personally think they are. I think they’re very comparable. But Goff is young and has room to improve while Cousins at this point is what he is. Not to mention Min might have a new coach next year too.
CHI clearly has the worst QB situation in our division but if Rogers leaves then it’s possible GB could have the worst QB situation. I honestly expect Love to be slightly better than Fields however. But Love may lose his best WR (Adams) to free agency too.
I think it’s fair to assume the Lions could actually have the most stable QB situation in the division next year. Especially if Rogers leaves.
Keeping Goff as our starter gives us stability at QB and actually may give us an advantage in our division.
This thought process has made me realize that the Lions are probably better off keeping Goff for a couple more seasons. Get him some talent and let’s makes the best evaluation we can about him.
However I’m not ok with our backup QB situation. I would prefer that we be developing someone that can actually push Goff in the future. So I am for taking a QB in rounds 3 or later but not before.
So who do I like. I am of the belief that you take a QB round one who is NFL ready or you draft a developmental QB in rounds 3 or later.
Obviously I like Willis I just don’t think Willis makes it to round 3 but if he did I’d seriously consider drafting him.
Carson Strong could make it to round 3. If he did I’d consider him but I’m leaning towards later in the draft for a guy who has upside and needs time to develop.
I’m thinking maybe Brock Purdy. He has a good enough arm, decent mobility, seems to read defenses well and gets rid of the ball fast enough. The big knock on him is accuracy and consistency. These are areas he can improve on with good coaching and practice.
Would you draft a QB. If so where and who?