Lions 2020 NFL Draft Pick Top Choice Revealed
The Lions 2020 NFL Draft pick top choice was revealed this week.
It appears Detroit is taking a close look at Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
ESPN NFL analyst Bart Scott appeared on Get Up this week and noted that there was a very good chance of the Lions using the No. 3 overall pick on Tagovailoa.
Prior to this, it was widely assumed that the team would opt for help on the defensive side of the ball since they already have a capable quarterback in Matthew Stafford.
Scott disagrees with that theory. He thinks Detroit would be better off moving Stafford elsewhere while he still has value and starting fresh with a promising young quarterback cornerstone.
“I don’t see how the Detroit Lions let Tua get past them,” Scott said.
“They understand that they’ve had Matthew Stafford. He’s only 31 years old, but we’ve seen what it looks like to have Stafford for 11 years. You’re not gonna win a Super Bowl with him.
“If you’re a struggling, young head coach in this league and you want to press the reset button, you can’t let a guy with arm talent and vision get away.”
While Tagovailoa is obviously very talented and enjoyed immense success in college, there are questions surrounding his durability.
Moreover, he has not played a single down since suffering a season-ending hip injury late last year. Besides what his management team has said, nobody really knows how his healing process has gone to date.
Obviously the Lions would do their due diligence before selecting Tagovailoa, but it is unclear if team brass would really be willing to take such a big risk.
If Tagovailoa ultimately is not the selection at No. 3, then it will almost certainly be someone on the defensive side of the ball.
Detroit gave up the most passing yards per game last year and had the second-fewest sacks. Someone like Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah would make a lot of sense.