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2013 NFL Draft: Lions host Brian Winters, Vinston Painter for pre-draft visits

The Detroit Lions hosted two offensive linemen for pre-draft visits on Wednesday.


The Detroit Lions continued their pre-draft visits on Wednesday by bringing in a pair of offensive linemen: Kent State's Brian Winters and Virginia Tech's Vinston Painter. Four offensive linemen (that we know about) have now visited the Lions in advance of the 2013 NFL Draft. (Eric Fisher and Chance Warmack are the other two on the list.)

Winters, who played for the North team in the Senior Bowl, is planning to play offensive guard in the NFL. At Kent State, he started 50 games in his career and split time between left and right tackle. The Lions have needs at both tackle and guard, but he would fill the latter of the two if the Lions end up picking him in a couple weeks.

Painter actually started his career at Virginia Tech by being moved from the offensive line to the defensive line. However, he moved back to the offensive line the following season, and he saw time at right guard. His primary position ended up being right tackle by the time he completed his career with the Hokies.

On Thursday, Texas Tech safety Cody Davis is going to visit the Lions.

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