The Detroit Lions have two picks in round one of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Their second overall selection will likely be used for a defensive end, either Georgia’s Trevon Walker or Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux.
However, it’s uncertain what they will do with the 32nd pick to end the first round.
The Lions received that pick from the Los Angeles Rams as part of the trade that brought Pro Bowl quarterback Jared Goff to The Motor City.
With the Rams winning Super Bowl LVI, they were given the final pick in the opening round.
Detroit may draft another defensive player with this selection.
But their recent moves may indicate that they are leaning towards drafting a quarterback.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2022
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweeted that Liberty quarterback Malik Willis will visit the Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Detroit will also bring in Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett.
The Lions are doing their homework with these quarterback prospects to improve their depth chart under center.
Goff may be the starter for now, but he is holding onto a thin line in retaining that spot.
Detroit hopes the new quarterback will light a fire under Goff or eventually replace him.
The 2022 Quarterback Class Isn’t Making Noise
The Lions might fall into false hopes with whoever they select because no quarterback prospect in this year’s class has separated themselves from the pack.
During the Scouting Combine, it was a strong indication that teams had more interest in Mitchell Trubisky than the potential rookies.
However, Detroit still continues to assess if they missed out on something.
After all, pre-draft perceptions do not quantify how an NFL career will unfold.
Who knows, the Lions may pick a diamond in the rough that will become their franchise play-caller.