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Lions host Khairi Fortt, Jerome Couplin for pre-draft visits

The Detroit Lions brought in two defensive players for pre-draft visits on Wednesday.

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The Detroit Lions have had some big names visit lately in advance of the 2014 NFL Draft. Jadeveon Clowney stopped by last week, for example, and Khalil Mack just visited on Tuesday. Both players could be potential targets of the Lions should they trade up in the first round.

On Wednesday, the Lions brought in a pair of lower-profile defensive players for pre-draft visits: California linebacker Khairi Fortt and William & Mary safety Jerome Couplin. These two players figure to be potential options in the later rounds of the draft.

Fortt actually began his career at Penn State, but he decided to transfer in 2012. In 2013, after redshirting for a season, Fortt recorded 62 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks. He had another year of eligibility remaining, but he opted to declare for the draft instead.

As for Couplin, he had a total of 113 tackles last season, including 2.5 tackles for loss. He also had 6 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery as he wrapped up his career at William & Mary.

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