I should have predicted this.
"Sources described Stafford's workout as flawless, stating it was significantly better than his March 19 pro-day workout, also held at Georgia."
Uh-huh . . . like they'd describe it any other way. The only people that should have been there are Lions staff and Georgia staff and Stafford people, which of course means that everyone there had a vested interest in making sure the reports of the report were "flawless". If the Lions are going to put up a front that they really want Stafford, then at the 11th hour announce they're going a different direction, that's the only way they can create a trade market for a pick that, currently, nobody wants.
Of course, maybe it's for real. Maybe they went down there with a game plan to rattle Stafford, and instead he completely blew them away. If that's the case, then we as Lions fans should be thrilled . . . if he really is the complete package, then get that kid in Honolulu Blue and get him up on a podium! I'm still intensely conflicted about this, because you could build the best defense of all time with the studs the Lions have passed on in the past five years. However, it's indisputable by anyone who understands the game of football: the guy who holds the ball on every snap is the guy who can make the most difference to a franchise. You can hide a bad QB with a phenomenal team, but a great QB can cure a lot of ills. We might just follow the Indy model: draft a stud wideout, be atrocious, draft a stud QB to go with your WR, win a few games, add one more piece of the puzzle with a top-ten pick, and then dominate for a decade.
Deep breaths, folks. Deep breaths. We might have a football team come September, yet.