Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) looks to pass the ball against the Texas A&M Aggies in the first half at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions to meet LSU QB Zach Mettenberger

The Detroit Lions are looking to add a quarterback in the draft as a backup to Matthew Stafford. The team signed Dan Orlovsky as a backup last week, but they still are looking for someone else to add at the position.

One of the players that they have interest in is LSU QB Zach Mettenberger. Mettenberger will be throwing during the LSU Pro Day on Wednesday and the Lions will be in attendance according to Detroit News. Mettenberger is one of the top talents in the draft, but his draft stock slipped with his ACL injury that he suffered during the season.

Mettenberger will need to show that he is recovered from the injury during his Pro Day and he will also have to clear up some character issues as well. Mettenberger pleaded guilty to sexual battery as a freshman before he transferred to LSU. There will be some questions that come up about that.

Mettenberger has shown a strong-arm and could be a nice addition to the Lions roster. Would the Lions want to use a 2nd round draft pick on a backup quarterback though? Mettenberger could give Stafford a little push at the position. If the interceptions continue to fly, people might be calling for Mettenberger’s name.

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  • Robert Ballard

    He may actually get selected by a team moving into the lower part of the 1st round. I don’t see the Lions doing that. Actually, I like the idea of a QB pushing Stafford, as he will be better this year. But it will be interesting to see if this develops and will surely send a message that they are not happy with what they have behind Stafford. Personally, I would rather see them wait till the 4th round and select Tom Savage, Pitt. Big kid with big arm but rated as a 3rd day selection.