Allen Park — There’s a train of thought, not shared by all, that you shouldn’t draft an interior offensive lineman in the first round of the NFL Draft. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn doesn’t subscribe to that creed.
On the other hand, Georgia’s Isaiah Wynn, a former offensive tackle, is the better fit for a zone scheme, which emphasizes athleticism and getting linemen on the move.
If the Lions doesn’t draft an obvious starting option in the first round, Quinn has stockpiled his roster with versatile options to compete for the opening.
“Joe Dahl has positional flexibility, Kenny Wiggins has position flex, Wesley Johnson, who we signed, has position flex,” Quinn said. “Out of those guys, we have guys who can fill multiple roles and we’re going to put them out there and see the best five.”
The NFL draft’s first round will take place next Thursday.
Stanton said he was excited to have Torres up.
“He’s going to be good, man,” the reigning 2017 National League MVP said. “He is good already.”
Stanton and Torres already share something in common.
Both were highly regarded prospects who made national headlines when they debuted.
When the Yankees promoted Torres on Sunday, just about every major publication ranked him the club’s best prospect. Baseball America ranked him the sixth best prospect in the game. MLB.com had him at No. 5.
Baseball America ranked Stanton the third best prospect in the sport in 2010.
Spurs forward Kyle Anderson admits as much, telling KweséESPN about Udoka: “If he has to get on you he’ll get on you but he knows how to talk to us, [he] knows how to handle players.”