The Lions, lying in wait for the new year ...
While much of the attention about Detroit's draft plans this season has been focused on Sammy Watkins from Clemson and a handful of defensive players, there are other areas the Lions know they have to focus on.
One of them is likely drafting a project quarterback for offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter to work with.
While there hasn't been much traction about who the Lions could look at, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger has been one of the players catching some attention. He had his pro day Wednesday and after a stop in Jacksonville on Thursday, Mettenberger will visit Detroit on Saturday, according to colleague Mike Triplett.
Like Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who is also coming off an injury, Mettenberger would be a long-term project as he still recovers from a torn ACL. Mettenberger has some similarities to Stafford -- he's a bigger quarterback with a strong arm -- and started his career at Georgia before transferring to LSU.
He threw for 3,082 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season.
And now, a look at other Lions news from around the Interwebs:
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press offers a differing opinion on whether the Lions should trade up for Watkins.
The NFC North has put a lot of pieces into their various offenses, writes Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.
Lions receiver Ryan Broyles is cleared for conditioning workouts, writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.