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Lions privately work out Eric Rowe, Brian Blechen

The Detroit Lions privately worked out a pair of Utah defensive backs earlier this week.

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The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching, and things like pro days and pre-draft visits are generating a lot of headlines right now. Those aren't the only aspects of the evaluation process for the draft, though.

Teams are also busy holding private workouts with players. Case in point: The Detroit Lions privately worked out Utah cornerback Eric Rowe and safety Brian Blechen earlier this week, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett. Specifically, the Lions sent cornerbacks coach Tony Oden to Utah to run their workout with Rowe and Blechen.

Rowe certainly isn't a new name around these parts. We profiled him way back in January, and his stock has only gone up since then. He was at one time considered a third- or fourth-round pick, but chances are he will end up going in the first or second round. He's a former safety who moved to cornerback last season, and he could be a possibility for the Lions as they look to build their depth in the secondary.

As for Blechen, he's a much lower-profile prospect. CBS Sports only has him projected as a seventh-round pick or an undrafted free agent, so he will only likely be a possibility toward the end of the draft. In any case, he's definitely on the Lions' radar, and he could also give them some extra depth in their secondary if he ends up in Detroit.

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