If nothing else, the Detroit Lions are working to keep the outsiders guessing ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft which opens April 28.
Lions general manager Brad Holmes told reporters at the league’s annual meetings in late March that he could sign a future first-round rookie quarterback who would sit and learn behind veteran starting Jared Goff. As it stands, Detroit owns the No. 2 and No. 32 picks overall.
Things got a little more interesting, however, when head coach Dan Campbell remarked last week that he wanted to use the second selection on “a day one starter.” Campbell also admitted that the Lions could use this asset to nab a caller “if you really like a guy and you know people are going to be all over him, and the only way to acquire that guy is to pick him where he is. , that’s something worth thinking about, especially if you think you can develop these guys.”
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Pittsburgh Panthers product Kenny Pickett could be that guy, as he is due to visit the Lions next week.