Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com believes the Detroit Lions will be selecting Matt Stafford from Georgia as the #1 selection in the upcoming 2009 NFL draft.
Florio says he heard from a source the Lions are locked in on Matt Stafford.
Florio says the Lions can’t take the PR hit of moving down in the draft by skipping on their No. 1 pick. Because if it’s a bust, that’s a true disaster.
This should be very good news for the St. Louis Rams. The Rams should have their pick of tackle, and it seems at the moment that is between Jason Smith from Baylor or Eugene Monroe from Virginia. In addition if Stafford is off the board there may be a few teams that will want to trade up to acquire Matt Sanchez. Hopefully the Rams will be taking all calls and still get the player they really want in the end. I still do not see the Rams taking anything other than a OT with their first round pick.
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