Three prospects worked out:
RB Trent Richardson.
|Richardson wins the National Championship|
DE Courtney Upshaw.
Most project Upshaw as a 3-4 OLB. He carries over 270 lbs. and runs a mid 4.7. For the Lions, he would be a hand in the ground DE. He lacks the explosive burst the Lions need at DE but is a tough hombre. I could see him sliding over the guard on passing downs. I would be surprised if we took him at # 23.
S Mark Barron
Intriguing prospect at #23. Really the only pro ready safety in the entire draft. At about 225 lbs. Barron will run 4.5 when healthy. A force against the run and enough range in the pass game. He will be in the discussion at # 23. I rehabbing from double hernia surgery.
WR Coach Shawn Jefferson has hit the road. He visited Florida International WR T.Y. Hilton and Fresno State WR Devon Wylie.
At Florida International T. Y. Hilton weighed in at 5'9" 183. He ran 4.34 in the 40 and 35.5" in the vert. Hilton I project will be a 4th round pick.
|Hilton would be a 4th WR and KR|
Hilton vs. Louisville 2011
Devon Wylie at Fresno State has drawn comparisons to Wes Welker. Small, shifty and quick Wylie is the perfect slot in the NFL. He is a daring punt returner with speed in the open field. He ran 4.39 at the Combine and had 39" VJ.
|Wylie chewed up Nebraska|
I believe the Lions will take a WR in the 4th or 5th round to be groomed to replace Nate Burleson and return kicks. Hilton, Wylie are on the list.