Round 1: Detroit Selects QB Matthew Stafford

With Selection 1 in Round , Detroit selects QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Matthew Stafford - QB - Georgia
Team Detroit Lions
Pick Round 1, Selection 1 (1 Overall)
Combine Stats Ht: 6022v   Wt: 225v   Forty: 4.83v  
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Chris Steuber Ranking
#6 out of 357 overall
#2 at QB
Stafford is an athletic signal caller who demonstrates the leadership qualities it takes to be an elite player. He has great awareness, and when he feels a rush from the weakside, he has the mobility to make a play on the run. He goes through his progressions nicely and locates the open receiver. He has a strong arm and a great sense of timing; he gives his receivers a chance to make a play.
Tom Marino's Ranking
#6 out of 501 overall
#2 at QB
Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis As we've said for many weeks, Stafford was going to be their top selection. They simply believe he will be their franchise quarterback for years to come. But even so, he has can sit back awhile and learn from veteran QB Daunte Culpepper.
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