Lions Already Have Their Guy?

According to Tom Kowalski of (via, the Detroit Lions are already negotiating a contract with the soon-to-be No. 1 pick.

The talks are only preliminary and the real target has yet to be identified, but the Detroit Lions are already in the process of negotiating a contract with their first-round draft pick. Lions president Tom Lewand said the team could move very quickly in getting a deal done, adding that “By the rules, we could agree to terms with somebody tomorrow if we wanted to.”

If we get the news that Aaron Curry or Matt Stafford will be the Lions’ pick this far out, that will really change the speculation game quite a bit as far as the Chiefs are concerned. I think it’s one of those two guys, but don’t rule out Jason Smith either. Maybe they like several guys and the actual pick will depend on who is willing to sign the cheapest deal? Stay tuned, as this could be huge news…

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Tags: 2009 Nfl Draft Aaron Curry Detroit Lions Jason Smith Matt Stafford No. 1 Pick