After all was said and done with the 2009 college football season and bowl games, two of the top players in just about every top-10 draft list were Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.
Head Coach Jim Schwartz was asked about those two players on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine. It was proposed that, regardless of which player St. Louis selects at No. 1, the Lions would at least be sure to get a quality defensive tackle at No. 2.
Though Schwartz agreed that Detroit would, in fact, get a quality player, he doesn’t want to stop at the defensive tackle position.
Schwartz: “(Let’s not say), ‘We have to take a defensive tackle or we have to take (a specific) position.’ Last year at this time were saying sort of the same kind of thing. ‘Hey look, we’re not saying that we’re definitely drafting a quarterback. Let’s let the whole thing play out – let’s get the best player. If that happens to be a quarterback then that’s good.’
“We could probably say the same thing with defensive tackle. Let’s not make our mind up right now, let’s let everything play out. Let’s let all the information be brought, let’s make a good decision on that. But regardless, we need to find a good player for us at that spot.”
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