The Detroit Lions moved a step closer to wrapping up their pre-draft visits for 2014 by hosting three players on Friday: Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby, Kent State running back Dri Archer and Eastern Illinois wide receiver Erik Lora.
Roby's visit with the Lions came at a very interesting time considering he's involved in a controversy of sorts right now. A report came out on Thursday alleging that Roby was recently charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, but he denied he was arrested. I suppose for the Lions, the timing of this news worked out quite well, as they got a chance on Friday to ask Roby about what happened.
Roby is expected to be taken in either the first or second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Archer and Lora, on the other hand, figure to be taken later in the draft. Archer, for example, could be an interesting option in one of the middle rounds because of his speed. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash at this year's combine with a time of 4.26, and he nearly tied Chris Johnson's all-time mark of 4.24.
In the later rounds, Lora could be an intriguing possibility if the Lions still need extra wide receiver depth. In four seasons at Eastern Illinois, he finished with a total of 332 catches for 4,006 yards and 35 touchdowns, so he was a pretty productive player in college, to say the least.