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Lions host Alex Carter for pre-draft visit

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The Detroit Lions hosted Stanford cornerback Alex Carter for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday.

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We interrupt free agency to bring you this news: Stanford cornerback Alex Carter stopped by Allen Park on Wednesday for a pre-draft visit with the Detroit Lions. Carter is the second draft prospect to visit the Lions this week, as Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith was in town on Tuesday.

Carter left Stanford a year early to enter the NFL Draft. As a member of the Cardinal, he started 33 games over three seasons, and he recorded a total of 146 tackles, five tackles for loss, two interceptions, 18 pass defenses and five forced fumbles.

CBS Sports has Carter projected as a second- or third-round pick. In their rankings, he is 10th at cornerback and 76th overall.

In other words, Carter seems like a possible option for the Lions on Day 2 of the draft. They will likely have a need of some sort at cornerback no matter what happens in free agency in the coming weeks, and Carter could be a candidate to fill that need.