The NFL Combine has only been going on for a few days now, but the Detroit Lions have already spoken to numerous draft prospects. A lot of attention is dedicated to how these prospects perform in the 40-yard dash, bench press and other workouts and drills, but the off-the-field interviews can often be equally as important in the evaluation process.
With offensive and special teams players being in town for a couple of days now, the Lions have already met with some pass catchers, offensive linemen and kickers. Here's a rundown of which players have confirmed meeting with the Lions so far:
- WR Devin Funchess (Michigan)
- WR Tony Lippett (Michigan State)
- TE Clive Walford (Miami FL)
- OT/OG Jamil Douglas (Arizona State)
- OT/OG Ali Marpet (Hobart & William Smith)
- OT Takoby Cofield (Duke)
- OG Laken Tomlinson (Duke)
- C Reese Dismukes (Auburn)
- K Josh Lambo (Texas A&M)
- K Kyle Brindza (Notre Dame)
In addition to these players, we know that the Lions are scheduled to meet with Boise State running back Jay Ajayi and potentially Miami running back Duke Johnson, according to Justin Rogers. There are likely countless other meetings that have already taken place that we don't know about, and I'm sure many others are scheduled to take place in the coming days. The above list is not meant to be a complete overview, but rather a snapshot of who the Lions have spoken with so far.