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2013 NFL Draft: Lions to host Jarvis Jones, Dee Milliner for visits

The Detroit Lions are planning to bring in linebacker Jarvis Jones and cornerback Dee Milliner for pre-draft visits.


The Detroit Lions are planning to bring in two of the 2013 NFL Draft's top players for visits. Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner is slated to stop by the Lions' facility in Allen Park, according to MLive's Anwar Richardson. Another player from the SEC, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, is also planning to visit the Lions, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter.

Both Milliner and Jones have been mentioned as potential picks for the Lions in the first round. Milliner has been viewed as a more legitimate possibility given that he plays cornerback, but there are some who feel that Jones makes a lot of sense because he would give the Lions a playmaker at linebacker.

The reason more people don't see Jones as an ideal fit for the Lions at No. 5 is the concern over him potentially having spinal stenosis. The last thing the Lions need is another injury risk, but one doctor doesn't think there is any real risk. If Jones checks out with the Lions' doctors, he could be a real option for them with the fifth overall pick.

So far, the Lions have only hosted wide receivers Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson and Robert Woods for pre-draft visits, but they are planning to turn their attention to the defense at some point with Milliner, Jones and likely several other defenders as well.

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