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Lions host Breshad Perriman for pre-draft visit

The Detroit Lions brought in UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday.

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Last week, UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman made headlines by running a blazing 40-yard dash at his pro day. His time was unofficial, but the consensus seems to be that he ran somewhere in the 4.20s. Even if that's not 100 percent accurate, it's clear that Perriman impressed the Detroit Lions scouts who were in attendance given their reaction to his run.

On Wednesday, the Lions got another up-close look at Perriman, who is the son of former Detroit wide receiver Brett Perriman, by bringing him in for a pre-draft visit. He is the first wide receiver to take a pre-draft visit with the Lions so far, and he is the 12th draft prospect to stop by their facility in Allen Park this year.

At UCF, Perriman finished his three-year career with 115 catches for 2,243 yards and 16 touchdowns. Last season specifically, he recorded 50 catches for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns.

Currently, Perriman is projected to be a first- or second-round pick. I can't imagine the Lions would seriously consider him with the 23rd overall pick, but I suppose you can never rule something like that out.

In any case, if the Lions were to take Perriman at some point in the draft, he would immediately step in as their No. 3 wide receiver. Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate are the clear-cut top two receivers on the team, but the Lions could use an upgrade at the No. 3 spot. Perriman would certainly represent an upgrade, but he will probably only be a realistic option if the Lions trade down or if he falls to the bottom of the second round.

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