In the months leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft, every NFL team got to host up to 30 players for visits. The visits usually consist of additional interviews with players, as well as a physical so teams can check up on the health of guys they might end up drafting.
This year, the Detroit Lions were very open about which players they hosted for visits. Not every single visit was reported by the team's official site, but most were, and the articles even included interviews with the visiting players.
Over at Pride of Detroit, I have been compiling a list of all the players the Lions have hosted for visits. Also on the list are players that have reportedly privately worked out with the Lions. The list is by no means comprehensive, as there are bound to be some visits and workouts that slipped through the cracks. Also, players that visit are by no means more or less likely to be picked. Last year, for example, Jahvid Best was selected by the Lions after having little to no contact with the team in the months leading up to the draft.
Whatever the case, it's always interesting to get a look at which players have stopped by the Allen Park facility for a visit or have worked out with the Lions. You can check out the full list, which includes 31 players, over at Pride of Detroit.
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