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Lions host Danny Shelton, two others for pre-draft visits

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The Detroit Lions wrapped up their pre-draft visits by bringing in three more players on Wednesday.

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The Detroit Lions hosted three more players for pre-draft visits on Wednesday: Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton, LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins and Louisville offensive tackle Jamon Brown. This brings them to 30 total pre-draft visits, which is the maximum number allowed for each NFL team.

Shelton is one of the top defensive linemen in this draft, and he could very well be a top-10 pick. Clearly the Lions are hoping that won't be the case and they will have a shot at taking him. At 6-foot-2 and 339 pounds, Shelton is a big dude, and he's a very talented player. Adding him would certainly help make up for some of the Lions' losses at defensive tackle earlier in the offseason.

Collins is another lock for the first round. Like Shelton, he has generally been predicted to be off the board long before the Lions go on the clock at No. 23, but Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both have Detroit taking him in their latest mock drafts. I'm sure the Lions would love for a scenario to play out where Collins ends up in Detroit.

As for Brown, he is only projected to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick by NFL.com. In other words, if the Lions don't address their need at offensive tackle on the first or second day of the draft, perhaps Brown could be someone they target on the final day of the event.

Go here for a look at all 30 of the Lions' pre-draft visits.