Lions host Martavis Bryant for pre-draft visit

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions brought in a Clemson wide receiver for a pre-draft visit on Thursday, but not the one you're probably thinking of.

A Clemson wide receiver stopped by the Detroit Lions' facility on Thursday for a pre-draft visit. It wasn't Sammy Watkins, though. Instead, the Lions brought in Martavis Bryant, according to Dave Birkett.

Bryant isn't expected to be a top-10 pick or even a first-rounder, so unlike Watkins, the Lions should actually have a chance to draft him. He is a pretty good player in his own right, though. Bryant is 6'4 and ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, and he put up some pretty good numbers at Clemson despite never being the top option at wide receiver:

2011: 9 catches, 221 yards, 2 touchdowns
2012: 10 catches, 305 yards, 4 touchdowns
2013: 42 catches, 828 yards, 7 touchdowns

Bryant actually averaged 22 yards a catch at Clemson, so he seems to be a big play type of receiver. The Lions could definitely use a guy like that to complement Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, and Bryant could be an option on the second day of the draft in the second or third round.

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