Been hearing that they're in negotiations with whoever the 1.1 pick will be, and now kffl reports:
Lions | To take J. Smith with first pick?
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 18:38:30 -0700
KFFL has learned the Detroit Lions will take Baylor OT Jason Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Some thoughts: smarter move than taking Stafford. Draft the best LT, then sign a guy likfe Leftwich, for example.
Is Smith better than Monroe? Smith is widely seen as a better upside guy, but me personally, I would take Monroe due to the LOC and system Smith played in. Both look very good, though.
Could signal a domino effect of QBs sliding in R1.