The Detroit Lions have plenty of options for pick No. 2 in this year's NFL Draft. As they narrow down their targets before April 28, head coach Dan Campbell is reportedly low on a top candidate.
According to The MMQB's Albert Breer, Campbell "isn't a fan" of Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux. Breer said none of his sources see the defensive end as "in any way a culture fit" for Campbell's Lions.
“His personality is a lot,” a league executive told Breer, “and you hear the head coach there isn’t a fan.”
ESPN's Matt Miller reported that Thibodeaux has become one of this year's "most polarizing prospects" due to what sources described as "poor" interviews with interested teams.
Without a standout franchise quarterback on the board, the Lions will likely steer their focus to a star pass-rusher. Breer believes they will target Georgia's Travon Walker unless Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson remains available. Keeping Hutchinson in his hometown would "become academic for them."
Thibodeaux showed significant promise when procuring 19 sacks and 122 total tackles in three seasons with the Ducks. The 6-foot-5, 258-pound California native was once considered a feasible No. 1 pick candidate, but he's in danger of falling beyond the top five.
Campbell has often espoused the virtue of building a winning culture, so it'd hardly be surprising to see him desire the right fit with their early first-round selection. Thibodeaux, meanwhile, could turn into a draft-day bargain if many other organizations share this stance.