The Detroit Lions hosted former Arizona wide receiver David Douglas and Harvard offensive tackle Kevin Murphy Wednesday on predraft visits, according to Lions reporter Tim Twentyman. Via Twentyman:
Douglas was Arizona’s second-leading receiver last year with 65 catches for 666 yards and four touchdowns. He’s seen his draft stock rise considerably since Arizona’s Pro Day on March 19, when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times and had a 37-inch vertical.
Detroit is in need of a fourth wide receiver and could use Douglas on special teams where he has experience. Douglas may be drafted in the later rounds, or he could go undrafted and sign as a free agent somewhere.
Murphy is likely to go undrafted, but will surely catch on with a team in free agency due to his size and agility.
Murphy was converted from tight end to tackle in high school and became one of the best tackles in Ivy League history over the last couple years. He stands 6-foot-7 and weights 305 pounds, but says his athleticism from his days as a tight end is what sets him apart.
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