With the NFL Draft just over two months away, rumors coming out of Allen Park are already starting to swirl. Detroit Lions rumors are always a hot topic, however, according to one report, the Lions may be eyeing the heir apparent to longtime quarterback Matt Stafford.

Quinn changing his tune on Stafford?

According to an ESPN report, Detroit Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said on Monday that the club is keeping open to all options at the No. 8 selection in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft, including selecting the quarterback of the future.

These comments are very interesting considering Quinn raved about Stafford in his season finale press conference.

Quinn said that without a doubt Stafford was the team's quarterback and would continue to be for years to come.

The Lions GM seemed to be whistling a different tune on Monday as he mentioned that Detroit will consider any position in the draft at any point in time, whether it's the eighth overall pick or multiple picks later in the draft to improve the team.

"We're in a position now with the eighth overall pick that the whole draft board is really wide open to us. We're not going to really eliminate any prospects.”

Most NFL Mock drafts and scouting reports have Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray listed as the top quarterback prospects in this year's draft. While both have proven wise beyond their years on the college gridiron, Missouri’s Drew Lock also has to be on Detroit’s radar.

Lock a Lock?

Every year, at the NFL draft, a lot of players have teams salivating at the thought of obtaining their services. One important point to keep in mind when it comes to the first round selections – 35 to 40 percent of the players become busts.

Hard to believe, but it is a fact.

The good teams always seem to find that late round pick or two that proves the odds makers wrong.

After having a pretty darn good draft in 2018, coach Matt Patricia has a huge decision to make this year with the No. 8 selection overall.

If the rumors are true and the Lions are eyeing a QB, they may select Drew Lock.

Lock has shown all the skills to become a great NFL QB. Sure, Haskins and Murray are great and put up phenomenal numbers in college, but Lock, along with several others, are flying under the early radar and it is most likely because Missouri didn’t rank high in 2018 or make the college playoffs.

Lock was a four-year starter at Mizzou and put up incredible numbers.

In his final three seasons, Lock averaged just over 3,500 yards, 30 touchdowns and a passer rating just over 150.0. Numbers aside, CBS Sports ranks Lock as one of the top ranked QB's that could become a team's franchise QB over the next few seasons.

The debate will rage on if the Lions should draft a top defensive lineman in the first round or a QB like Lock. The reality is sooner or later the Lions will have to start looking for the next Matt Stafford, and Drew Lock could be that guy.

Aaron Rodgers watched Brett Favre for a few seasons before he took over, so why not have Lock do the same here in Detroit?