Lions GM: Nick Fairley Has To Mature Mentally

Nick Fairley

Nick Fairley is a beast of a defensive tackle, but Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew believes his 2011 first round pick can get even better.

Mayhew told the Detroit Free Press that Fairley has to be more “mature as a professional.”

He could play more consistently,” Mayhew told the Detroit Free Press. “I mean, he’s got to mature a little bit as a professional, I think. I think that’d be a big step in him playing more consistently.”

Fairley is a pretty good player, but he’s not producing at a clip that several in his draft class are.