PFT is reporting, via anonymous source, that the Detroit Lions are leaning toward selecting Georgia QB Matthew Stafford with the top overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Of course, it's not a done deal until Stafford and the Lions - if the report is accurate and the two sides move forward from here - agree to a lucrative contract. That's a major hurdle. And again, this could just be one of the more eloquently-placed smoke screens in NFL Draft history.
If true, however, this leaves the door open for a potential Jason Peters-to-Detroit trade. Let the speculation continue.