Ryan Mallett, QB Baltimore Ravens

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Sunday, April 3, 2016, 12:57pm

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The Lions haven’t drafted a quarterback since they took Matthew Stafford with the first overall pick of the 2009 draft, but their new General Manager hinted at the end of that streak recently.

Bob Quinn worked for the Patriots before being hired in Detroit, so he was on hand when the Patriots used relatively early picks on Kevin O’Connell, Ryan Mallett and Jimmy Garoppolo to back up Tom Brady. He was also hired in 2000, which was the same year that the Patriots drafted Brady in the sixth round and a year before Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe in a franchise-shifting move.

Quinn suggested the same might be in store for the Lions in this year’s draft.

“I think it’s really good football business to acquire a young quarterback every year or every other year,” Quinn said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “There’s such a value in the position and nowadays in college football there’s a lot of spread offenses, which means it’s a lot different than pro football. So it takes these young quarterbacks time to develop. So if you can add a young quarterback every year or every other year to your roster, it’s good football business in my mind. So you have time to develop them, either on the practice squad or as a backup, before eventually them having to play in a game.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story mentioned the Lions would look in the mid-to-late rounds for a possible QB selection.

2016 Strength of Schedule - BAL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
13
BUF
31
@CLE
22
@JAX
15
OAK
10
WAS
26
@NYG
7
@NYJ
BYE23
PIT
31
CLE
3
@DAL
2
CIN
24
MIA
12
@NE
29
PHI
23
@PIT
2
@CIN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1KC81398107.5412.2516006.0018/7723%
2CAR2758244114.219.0416106.0088/88100%
3TB2439228115.859.501-100-1.0093/93100%
4ATL1227150015.5612.500000-41/7753%
5IND71050015.007.1410000.0028/7637%
6JAX00000--0000-1/721%
7MIA--------------
15KC--------------
16PIT2841274106.689.790000-75/75100%
17CIN3056292125.219.7314004.0080/80100%
Totals1362441336565.489.82515103.00424/63866%

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