03-31-2009, 06:40 PM
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OT: Stafford reportedly wows Lions
This from Tony Pauline today:
Matthew Stafford impresses Detroit Lions at private workout - NFL - SI.com
According to the report "The results were encouraging for Stafford and the Lions, who own the first pick in April's draft. Sources described Stafford's workout as flawless, stating it was significantly better than his March 19 pro-day workout, also held at Georgia."
If Detroit does go with Stafford #1 it will definitely shape the top of the draft. StLouis will probably take Jason Smith and KC Aaron Curry. Seattle would probably have to choose between Eugene Monroe and Mark Sanchez, with Cincy snatching up Monroe in a hurry if he falls to #6.
I personally find QB workouts among the most difficult to interpret of any in the pre-draft process. QB's often work out with receivers they know under highly controlled and scripted conditions, with no defensive pressure. You may get an idea of how strong and accurate a guy is, but you can't possibly get a good sense of how they deal with pressure and adversity. I think it's already obvious that Matt Stafford has a stronger arm than Joe Montana ever did. What that means to how he will be as a QB is a total mystery to me.
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