Lions GM says they didn't receive a "firm offer" for third overall pick
Bob Quinn the general manager of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus) 

The Detroit Lions' first-round 2020 NFL Draft pick was wildly speculated and projected to be traded away. 

General manager, Bob Quinn, made it very clear that to the league that they were willing to listen to offers but admitted they didn't receive one worthy of the third overall pick. 

  • Quinn discussed how it all unfolded 

Quinn said: "We had a lot of conversations. We never got a firm offer. No team put anything on the table. We had multiple conversations with multiple teams. They were kind of fishing around.

"We were open for business, as you know. Nothing was ever put in front of us to evaluate. We were open and willing to move back a little bit. We thought we had a couple players we liked if we moved back a little bit.

"We stood pat and took the player we felt could best help our team, and we're excited to have Jeff."

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  • Matt Patricia incredibly pleased with Okudah's work ethic 

The Lions held on and selected Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah.

Patricia said: "His ability to go in and study and outwork everyone he plays against and just his wanting to be great and his wanting to go compete and his wanting to make the team better and go win," head coach Matt Patricia said of Okudah. "I think that's everything that we want."

Okudah's reaction to being the third overall pick in the 2020 draft was that it was a moment he'll "remember forever". 

Via a phone call with the Lions media, Okudah said: "It was a feeling I can't explain," he said. "Just all the hard work, all the sacrifices, finally getting the chance to hear my name called – it was really something that I'll remember forever."

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