The Lions passed on this season's crop of free-agent receivers, and Martin, an Inkster native, might be an attractive middle-round pick.
The Free Press quoted ESPN's Mel Kiper, who had this to say about Martin:
"You can move him around a lot as they did at Michigan State," ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said. "Get the ball in his hands, he's great after the catch in the open field, reverses, wide receiver screens, all that type of thing they do. Return game. All those things Keshawn Martin can help you with. So I think he's one of those guys in the third, fourth round who'll be interesting."
The the 5-11, 190-pound Martin took part in the Lions' local workout Thursday.
Last season he had 66 catches for 777 yards, and was 18th in the nation in punt returns, averaging 11.0 yards per return.