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Lions host Steven Nelson for pre-draft visit

The Detroit Lions continued their pre-draft visits on Tuesday by hosting Oregon State cornerback Steven Nelson.

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After bringing in Georgia running back Todd Gurley on Monday, the Detroit Lions switched back over to the defensive side of the ball by hosting Oregon State cornerback Steven Nelson for a pre-draft visit on Tuesday.

Nelson is the second cornerback to take a pre-draft visit with the Lions so far. The first one was Stanford's Alex Carter, who visited last week. Like Carter, Nelson played his college football in the Pac-12 North Division.

In two seasons at Oregon State, Nelson recorded 122 total tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, eight interceptions and 16 pass defenses. He also had one touchdown as a member of the Beavers. (Before joining Oregon State in 2013, Nelson played for the College of the Sequoias, which is a junior college located in California.)

As far as his draft prospects go, Nelson is projected to be a Day 2 pick by CBS Sports. They have him ranked as the 68th overall player in the 2015 NFL Draft and the eighth-best cornerback. Depending on how things shake out for the Lions in the rest of free agency and in the first round, it looks like Nelson could be a candidate to bolster their secondary depth on the second day of the draft.

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