Coastal Carolina cornerback Josh Norman wasn't the only player who visited the Detroit Lions on Tuesday. They also hosted Iowa State offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele for a pre-draft visit. He was the third player to visit as the Lions continue scouting prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft (Miami offensive lineman Brandon Brooks is the other).
Osemele's name may be familiar to some of you. Back in January, one of SB Nation's 2012 NFL mock drafts had the Lions selecting Osemele with the 23rd overall pick based in part on his versatility. Here's how Osemele described his ability to play at guard or tackle in an interview with the Lions' official site:
"I feel like I can play both," he said. "I'm comfortable, actually, with my hand in the ground. I feel like I can play both, but tackle is where I'm more comfortable at because it's just what I've been playing the last three years."
While pre-draft visits typically don't reveal much about the Lions' draft plans, it is interesting that two of the first three players to visit were offensive linemen and the one other player was a cornerback. Really two of the Lions' biggest needs are on the line and in the secondary, so it's not a huge surprise to see them focusing on those two positions so far.