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BBAO: Amukamara and Jordan visit Lions
March, 16, 2011 Mar 167:45AM ET
By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

As draft preparations continue around the NFL, the Detroit Lions hosted Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara and Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan at their workout facility Tuesday. According to the team's website, it was the first team visit for both players

The Lions have traditionally hosted a number of top prospects heading into the draft, and each team is allowed a total of 30 individual visits. It's tricky to read much into them; sometimes they can be for matters as simple as a medical re-check. The Lions were also reported to have hosted Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith on a visit last week.

Cornerback is probably the Lions' top need this offseason, and Amukamara is arguably the second-best cornerback in the draft. Will he be available at the Lions' No. 13 overall pick? Doubtful, but you never know.

Meanwhile, Scouts Inc. ranks Jordan as the No. 15 overall prospect in the draft.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_ ... isit-lions

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March 16th, 2011, 10:42 am
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Last year, did'nt we only draft 2 of the prospects we had visits with(Suh & Best?) Maybe Willy Young too

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March 16th, 2011, 3:43 pm
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Bruce Carter visited. If he's there in the third I hope we take a chance on him.


March 17th, 2011, 11:45 am
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Maryland (wooo!!!) WR Torrey Smith visited Detroit. I see no way that we end up with him. He's projected to be a late first round player. I think the Ravens or Falcons will be his landing spot.


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March 20th, 2011, 11:33 am
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smoke signals, they already know the guys they really want and they wont be bringing them in for a workout.


March 22nd, 2011, 11:39 pm
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http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/CB- ... today.html

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University of Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling visited the Detroit Lions today, the team announced.

Dowling ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, but hurt his hamstring during the event.

Dowling is a big, imposing Cover 2 style cornerback, but durability is a concern.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder was limited to five games last season due to injuries.

"It was frustrating, but I feel like things are going to happen," Dowling told the Lions' official website. "You’re not going to go out and play football and not get injured. Everyone’s going to deal with injuries. ..

"I feel I can do a lot more things than a lot of what other corners can do. Just being physical, especially as a tackler. I do a lot of things well.”

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April 7th, 2011, 10:18 am
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http://packerchatters.com/?p=25291

A decent website to check out to see who has visited. It was last updated on April 1, but still pretty good info.

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April 7th, 2011, 11:16 am
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Got this list from ProFootballTalk

Detroit Lions

Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith (3/10).

Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara (3/15).

California defensive end Cameron Jordan (3/15).

North Carolina linebacker Bruce Carter (3/16).

Florida guard/center Mike Pouncey (3/16).

Pittsburgh defensive end Greg Romeus (3/16).

Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith (3/18).

Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray (3/28).

Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith (3/28).

Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure (3/29).

*Virginia Union tackle David Mims (?/?).

*Fresno State linebacker Chris Carter (?/?).

Syracuse linebacker Doug Hogue (?/?).

*Lehigh guard Will Rackley (4/5).

UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers (4/5).

Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling (4/6).

USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith (4/?).

South Carolina State tackle/guard Johnny Culbreath (4/?).

Lincoln University cornerback Ammar Dyson (4/15)


April 9th, 2011, 6:22 pm
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here's the link to the list above

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... s-tracker/

they update it daily and sometimes it goes dead, but if it does just redirect to the home page and you can find it there as well.


April 9th, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Leshoure is a beast. I think he'll go in the 17-22 range

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April 11th, 2011, 4:41 pm
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Auburn's standout defensive lineman Nick Fairley visits Lions
Tim Twentyman / The Detroit News

Allen Park-- Pittsburgh receiver Jonathan Baldwin and Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley visited with Lions coaches and front-office personnel in pre-draft visits Wednesday.

The Lions are looking for a third receiver to pair with Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson and Baldwin feels he'd be a good addition.

"I'm a down the field (receiver)," he told detroitlions.com. "I have big play-making ability that can add that extra spark to the offense and I'll do whatever is necessary to win ball games."

Baldwin, 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, had 128 receptions for 2,337 yards and 16 touchdowns in three years at Pitt.

Fairley is considered by most scouts to be a top-10 pick.

Fairley (6-4, 291) spent most of his time with Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek and said he'd feel right at home with the Lions.

"I'm feeling great here because the defensive scheme is kind of similar to what I played at Auburn — rush the passer, go right to the ball," he said. "The way he (Kocurek) talks about the guys that he has in the room, as far as the D-linemen, I think it would be a great fit to come in as a rookie and be under those guys' wings. With how they took (Ndamukong) Suh in last year, how Suh produced and everything, I think it would be a good place to be developed."

The 2010 Lombardi Award winner (best college lineman) had 88 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, three fumble recovers and an interception for the national champion Tigers this season.

"I think I accomplished a lot throughout my two years there and I was just ready to take my skills to the next level," he said.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110420/SPO ... 425/Auburn’s-standout-defensive-lineman-Nick-Fairley-visits-Lions#ixzz1KAHGHqnI

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South Carolina cornerback-safety Chris Culliver had visits with the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions late in the draft process, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

He had private workoutswith the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs.

He also had visits with the Minnesota Vikings and the Houston Texans.

Originally projected as a fourth-round draft pick, Culliver has also drawn second-round and third-round grades from several teams.

A 6-foot, 200-pound cornerback who has also played safety, Culliver ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.

He registered a 1.50 10-yard split and a 38 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-03 broad jump. He also posted a 4.08 20-yard shuttle and a 6.08 three-cone drill.

Culliver is the Gamecocks' all-time kick return leader with 2,476 yards.

Culliver dealt with a torn pectoral last season, but has recovered from his injury.

He was moved from safety to cornerback prior to last season.

As a junior, Culliver was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection when he recorded 52 tackles and returned 26 kickoffs for 585 yards.

As a sophomore, he intercepted three passes with 60 tackles and forced two fumbles.

Culliver signed with South Carolina as a wide receiver before moving to free safety.

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They also had RB Allen Bradford from USC in about two weeks ago. He's a big bruiser type who I could see them drafting in the later rounds.

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I wouldnt mind seeing culliver in the 3rd (or 4th if lucky) as a 2nd CB / FS to pair with Delams if he can hack it at CB in the NFL.

Still would want Jimmy Smith or Another CB who can be our #1 long term though.


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Compiled list:

Position Player Name School Draft Projection
CB Ras-I Dowling Virginia Mid 2nd
CB Prince Amukamara Nebraska Early 1st
CB Jimmy Smith Colorado Early/Mid 1st
CB Chris Culliver South Carolina Late/Undrafted
CB Ammar Dyson Lincoln Late/Undrafted
RB DeMarco Murray Oklahoma 3rd/4th
RB Mikel Leshoure Illinois Early-to-Mid 2nd
RB Damien Berry Miami Late/Undrafted
RB Allen Bradford USC 4th/5th
RB Stevan Ridley LSU Late/Undrafted
WR Torrey Smith Maryland Late 1st/Early 2nd
WR Jonathan Baldwin Pittsburgh Mid 2nd
OT Tyron Smith USC Early 1st
OT David Mims Virginia Union Late/Undrafted
OT Johnny Culbreath South Car. State Late/Undrafted
OG/C Mike Pouncey Florida Mid/Late 1st
OG Will Rackley Lehigh Late 2nd/Early 3rd
DT Nick Fairley Auburn Early 1st
DE/OLB Chris Carter Fresno State Mid/Late 3rd
DE Greg Romeus Pittsburgh Mid 4th
DE Cameron Jordan California Early 1st
DE Aldon Smith Missouri Mid/Late 1st
LB Akeem Ayers UCLA Late 1st/Early 2nd
LB Bruce Carter UNC Late 2nd/3rd
LB Doug Hogue Syracuse 6th/7th

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