The Lions have been quite busy in the last week, bringing three of the top players in the 2010 NFL Draft to Allen Park for visits. Russell Okung kicked off the week by visiting on Monday, and Gerald McCoy and Ndamukong Suh followed later in the week. McCoy officially visited on Thursday and Suh, who seemed to enjoy his visit, officially met with the team on Friday.
"From talking to him, he was very excited," Suh’s agent, Roosevelt Barnes, said Friday evening in an interview with the Mike O’Hara Sports website. "He just felt really good about the whole visit."
"He really liked Gunther Cunningham," Barnes said. "I mean, he really liked him, and he liked the defensive line coach (Kocurek). He had a lot of enthusiasm.
"Suh said he thinks he can continue to learn and evolve under Gunther Cunningham."
In addition to the big names like Okung, McCoy, and Suh, the Lions also hosted Oregon tight end Ed Dickson for a visit on Thursday. Dickson was already somewhat familiar with Lions coaches after playing for the North team in the Senior Bowl, and I'd venture to guess the coaches liked what they saw considering he has already visited.
Kentucky fullback John Conner is scheduled to visit the Lions on March 29, a week from today. Like Dickson, Connor played in the Senior Bowl, although he was on the South team, not the North.
The last bit of news involving visits is that Idaho offensive guard Mike Iupati has a lot of them scheduled. I'm not exactly sure if the Lions are one of the teams he will be visiting, but they are one of the teams he has already worked out for or is going to work out for later this month.