With only two picks remaining in sixth and seventh rounds, respectively, the Detroit Lions made another draft trade on Sunday -- this time with the Super Bowl champion Patriots.
The Lions moved into the fifth round, selecting quarterback Dan Orlovsky out of Connecticut. The team had to forfeit its fourth round choice in 2006.
The quarterback position was expected to be addressed, where the Lions only list Jeff Garcia behind starter Joey Harrington. Rick Mirer is not expected to return.
On Saturday, the Lions traded with the Tennessee Titans to select USC defensive tackle Shaun Cody.
Scout.com Scouting Report on Dan Orlovsky ...
Dan Orlovsky School: Connecticut
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 225 40: 5.02 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Passing numbers included 63%/3,354/23/ 15 as a senior.
Positives: Well-sized pocket passer with a big arm and solid intangibles. Sets up with solid footwork, displays good pocket stature and patiently waits for receivers to come open. Sells the ball fakes, possesses a quick release and zips the outs. Leads wideouts or hits them in stride over the middle and displays solid timing on the outs.
Negatives: Slow setting up in the pocket. Steps out of throws, which adversely affects his accuracy. Directs his passes and gets wild at times. Gathers before releasing the ball. Must improve his downfield accuracy. Performed poorly at the Senior Bowl and was worse at the combine.
Analysis: Productive throughout his college career, Orlovsky possesses the size, arm strength, and intangibles to develop into a starting quarterback at the next level. Needs to brush up the fundamentals and quickly get his game back on track.
Lions Trade Into Round 5, Grab QB Orlovsky
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