Mobile – Bob Quinn's to-do list is quite extensive after taking over GM duties for the Lions just over two weeks ago.
"It's a challenge every day," he told beat writers down at the Senior Bowl Wednesday. "You know, I have a to-do list that's a mile long every morning and I just try to get as many things done as I can before the night falls, so it's been fun."
Eventually, reaching the top of Quinn's list will be evaluating and deciding to extend the contracts of some of the young talent on this football team.
The 2013 NFL Draft was one of the better in the past two decades for the Lions.
Ziggy Ansah, who the team selected No. 5 overall, will be representing the team in the Pro Bowl Sunday after finishing third in the NFL with 14.5 sacks this past season.
Second-round pick Darius Slay has become one of the best young cornerbacks in the NFL. Guard Larry Warford is a solid three-year starter along the offensive line. Fourth-round pick Devin Taylor finished second on the team in 2015 with 7.0 sacks.
Sam Martin, who the Lions took in the fifth round, has become one of the top punters in the league. He's averaged more than 40.0 net punting yards in each of his three seasons.
Sixth-round pick Theo Riddick led all running backs with 80 catches and 658 yards after the catch in 2015.
The Lions own a fifth-year option on Ansah because he was a first-round pick, but the rest of the bunch is entering the final year of their rookie contracts in 2016.
"Yeah, listen, we've got some good young players on this team, so when the time's right and we feel it's the best decision for the Lions, we'll come to that decision," Quinn said of extending some of the team's young talent from the 2013 draft.
"It's a case-by-case thing. It really depends on the player and the situation. I'm not going to make any comments about if we're going to extend guys two or three or one year out because everybody's different."
Slay just recently changed agents to Drew Rosenhaus, one of the power agents in the league, possibly in anticipation of extension talks with the Lions this offseason.
Quinn says the evaluation of the roster is an ongoing process and those decisions are forthcoming.
"I'm getting through that slowly, but surely," he said.
"To be completely, 100-percent honest, there's a lot of administrative work that I've had to do in the last two weeks that I wasn't really accustomed to doing, so I'm hoping to burn up my tape machine a little bit more in the next two weeks, I'd say."