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The Detroit Lions went into the NFL draft with no immediate need for a quarterback, but with no third stringer on the roster they could afford to take a late round flyer or sign an undrafted free agent. The Lions took the latter route and signed Boise State signal caller Kellen Moore
While Moore was disappointed, but not surprised that he wasn't drafted he is excited for the opportunity to get a shot with the Lions.
"I'm excited, I'm getting my chance in the NFL and that is all that matters," Moore told NFLDraftScout.com after his agent, David Dunn, reached an agreement with the Lions.
"We had a lot of contact, a lot of teams, I really don't even know how many teams, but a lot," Moore said. "I like our decision. I am eager to get back there."
I guess that's all you can ask for is a chance. In a league where size and arm strength define potential NFL quarterbacks no one looks at the fact that Moore is a winner. He went 50-3 at Boise State and was one of the most efficient quarterbacks in NCAA history (His pass efficiency rating of 168.98 ranks third in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history).
I'm not saying he's going to be a stud but Moore could be a good developmental quarterback backing up Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
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Raise your hand if you are waiting for the Detroit Lions to come back to earth and be the Lions that we all have known for so long.
It’s been an interesting turn of events for the Lions in their recent history and as a Cardinals fan, I am happy for them. I know the feeling and frustration of being a perpetual doormat, or being told, we are almost there, just be patient.
The Detroit Lions drafted some bigger names from big-time schools this past weekend. Three players from Oklahoma one from Iowa. And they also took a couple from smaller schools – New Mexico State, Temple and Louisiana-Lafayette. In the sixth round, they drafted a cornerback from Division III Albion College in Albion, Michigan. His name is Chris Greenwood.
According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore has signed with the Detroit Lions. Undrafted, Moore is presumed to land behind starting quarterback Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill on the depth chart.
In his time with Boise State, Kellen Moore compiled an astonishing 14,667 yards passing, with 142 touchdowns and just 28 interceptions....
The Detroit Lions have found a No. 3 quarterback candidate.
Boise State standout Kellen Moore has agreed to free-agent deal with the Lions after he wasn't picked in the NFL draft. Athletes First spokeswoman Savannah Wall confirmed the agreement on Monday. Moore is represented by agent David Dunn, chairman of Athletes First.
Moore won 50 games in college, a Football Bowl Subdivision...
DETROIT (AP) -- Boise State standout Kellen Moore has agreed to a free-agent deal with Detroit, giving the Lions someone to develop behind starter Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill.
Athletes First spokeswoman Savannah Wall confirmed the agreement on Monday after Moore wasn't picked in last week's NFL draft. Moore is represented by agent David Dunn, chairman of Athletes...
The Detroit Lions may have found their third-string quarterback.
Boise State's Kellen Moore confirmed to the Idaho Statesman Saturday night that he has agreed to join the club as an undrafted free agent.
Moore, not one of the 253 players selected over the last three days of the NFL Draft, is a classic case of an exceptional college player who doesn't necessarily project...
When the Detroit Lions drafted Dwight “Bill” Bentley, cornerback from Louisiana-Lafayette in the third-round, Lions fans everywhere exhaled a sigh of relief. It wasn’t lost on Lions’ GM Martin Mayhew. Analysis and quotes inside ...
The Lions were once again big movers in the draft, trading back and forth positioning themselves to get the players they wanted. Now, before the dust has a chance to settle and actual skill or talented assessment clouds the issue, let's give out some draft grades.
1) 1st round, 23 overall - Riley Reiff - OT Iowa : One of the best offensive lineman in the draft, expected...
The Detroit Lions have selected Albion cornerback Chris Greenwood in the fifth round of the NFL draft.
Greenwood is the first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association player selected in the NFL draft since 1967, when New Orleans selected Albion linebacker Barry Siler in the eighth round.
Detroit drafted him 148th overall Saturday, sending the 158th pick later in the round...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. The Detroit Lions didnt get their much-needed cornerback in Thursday nights first round of the NFL Draft, but they did make a move to try to protect star quarterback Matthew Stafford well into the future.
For only the second time in the last 11 years, the Lions took an offensive lineman in the first round, even though the club has all five starters up front returning...