The University of Alabama held a second pro day earlier this week, giving players who were injured or unable to participate in the first one earlier this month a chance to work out for scouts. The players also got to work out in front of Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, who stopped by on his way back from the NFL owners meetings. According to Anwar Richardson, this was the only pro day Mayhew has attended this year and the only one he plans on attending.
Also in attendance at the Alabama pro day was Lions running backs coach Sam Gash, according to Dave Birkett. Gash was presumably there to see running back Trent Richardson, who is expected to be a top-10 pick. It's highly unlikely the Lions will have a chance to draft him, but I suppose you never know what could happen.
Also this week, the Lions sent wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson out to Fresno State's pro day. While there, Jefferson put wide receiver Devon Wylie through drills for catching passes and returning kicks. Considering they brought Ted Ginn Jr. in for a visit when he was a free agent and there has been talk about Titus Young potentially getting a look on special teams, it seems like the Lions may be trying to find a receiver who can also return kicks.
In other scouting news, the NFL's Super Regional Combine began on Friday at Ford Field. It will come to a close today, and the Lions (including Martin Mayhew) are attending it. The Super Regional Combine gives players who weren't invited to the main NFL Combine in Indianapolis a chance to work out for scouts and improve their chances of being drafted.
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