Detroit Lions helmet Nov 14, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; A Detroit Lions helmet sits on the medical trunk during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Detriot Lions currently have a starting quarterback in veteran Jared Goff after acquiring him by way of a trade with the Los Angeles Rams back in 2020. But it sounds like they’re prepared to select another one in the NFL Draft if the opportunity presents itself.

The Lions currently hold the No. 6 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. And during a press conference this week, Lions general manager Brad Holmes made it clear that the team knows that anytime you have a top-10 pick, you have to evaluate the available quarterbacks.

“You don’t have a crystal ball, you’ve just got to do all the research, and we brought some quarterbacks in and did our just due on them,” Holmes said according to Pro Football Talk. “I say all the time, when you’re picking in the Top 10, you want to make sure you’re thorough on the quarterback market and I believe we’ve done that. We have a good idea. There’s always going to be a surprise on draft night, that’s what makes it fun, but we’ll definitely be prepared. We’ve got an idea, but you never know when a curveball might be thrown.”

While Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young will almost surely be selected No. 1 overall by the Carolina Panthers, it’s not clear where any of the other quarterbacks will be selected. The Lions could have a chance to select C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, or Anthony Richardson with the No. 6 overall pick.

[Pro Football Talk]