The Detroit Lions continued their pre-draft visits on Wednesday by bringing in a player they were already somewhat familiar with: Utah cornerback Eric Rowe. Rowe's visit to Detroit followed a private workout he had with the Lions last week, meaning the team has now seen him on two different occasions in a pretty limited time frame.
Rowe is a former safety who converted to cornerback last season. In 2014, he recorded 59 total tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one interception and 13 pass defenses. Over four seasons at Utah, he had 261 career tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions and 36 total pass defenses.
With his stock rising so much this offseason, Rowe could be a first- or second-round pick. CBS Sports projects him as a second-round pick and has him as the 54th overall player in their rankings, for example. Fittingly, the Lions own the 54th overall pick this year, but it's very possible he won't fall that far in the actual draft.