Extra Points: Lions, Rams, Eagles, Draft

Lions GM Bob Quinn came into the offseason searching for offensive line help, but he didn’t spend big in that department in free agency. Ultimately, Quinn says that he didn’t think he could have gotten decent bang for his buck (link via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press). “I didn’t see the value in the players that were getting signed to the contracts that they were getting from other teams, so I backed off,” Quinn said.

Here are a few more odds and ends from around the NFL…

  • The Rams are insisting they’re fine with Case Keenum as their quarterback, and the Eagles are looking hard at first-round QB prospects, but Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com isn’t sold on either stance, suggesting that Los Angeles ought to draft a signal-caller early and that Philadelphia doesn’t need to.
  • NFL decision-makers aren’t in love with the 2016 tight end class, and the lack of depth at the position may result in some TE prospects being drafted earlier than expected, says Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link).
  • How likely are teams to pick up fifth-year options for their 2013 first-round draftees? Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports examines all 32 players selected in the 2013 first round to determine whether their options are locks, non-starters, or somewhere in between.
  • In an Insider-only piece for ESPN.com, Field Yates identifies several projected 2017 free agents who could put themselves in line for big contracts with strong 2016 performances, including Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin and Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.
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