With the 2013 NFL Draft just a couple weeks away, the Detroit Lions have entered the homestretch of scouting for the event. The main parts of the scouting process are in the rear-view mirror, and all that's really left at this point is for the Lions to wrap up their pre-draft visits and establish their draft board.
As the Lions do wrap up their pre-draft visits, some big names are coming to town over the course of the next week or so. Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner is one of them, and he visited the Lions on Monday, according to MLive's Anwar Richardson.
Milliner is the consensus top cornerback in this year's draft, and the expectation is for him to be a top-10 pick. It's very possible he could be the No. 5 overall pick, as many believe the Lions want to address the cornerback position in the first round. Whether or not that ends up being the case could come down to if someone like Eric Fisher is available, but either way, Milliner is certainly a candidate to be taken fifth overall.
According to Dave Birkett, this is merely the first of multiple visits this week for the Lions. Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan will be in town on Tuesday, and West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin is set to visit on Wednesday. The Lions are also going to have their workout for local draft prospects, and Michigan State defensive end William Gholston is supposed to visit at some point as well.