Lions Expect to Sign Top Pick Before Draft
The Detroit Lions expect to have the player that they'll select with the top overall choice Saturday signed to a contract before the NFL draft begins, as league rules permit.
General Manager Martin Mayhew said at a news conference today the chances are good that the Lions will complete a pre-draft deal with a player, but declined to say which player. Mayhew said the list of candidates has been narrowed but refused to be more specific, according to the Associated Press.
The Lions have been negotiating with Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford, Baylor left tackle Jason Smith and Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry.
Executives with other NFL teams say they expect the Lions to choose Stafford.
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