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2012 NFL Draft: Lions Host 5 Players For Pre-Draft Visit

Along with a private workout for 17 local draft prospects, the Detroit Lions hosted five other players on a pre-draft visit, according to Lions reporter Tim Twentyman.

Visiting Wednesday were Kansas State running back Bryce Brown, Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry, Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, Miami running back Lamar Miller and Nevada wide receiver Rishard Matthews.

The Lions are searching for some depth at the wide receiver position and on special teams. Both Jenkins and Matthews are experienced at both positions and are expected to come off the board somewhere in the middle rounds of the draft.

Jenkins had 90 receptions for 1,276 yards and eight touchdowns in his senior season, while Matthews had 91 receptions for 1,364 yards and eight touchdowns. He also returned 38 punts for 307 yards and one touchdown.

Miller, considered one of the top five running backs in the 2012 NFL Draft, will likely be drafted in the second or third rounds. He ran for 1,272 yards and nine touchdowns.

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