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Morning Roar: DB day at the combine

2/25/2014

Good morning and ROOOOAAARRR!!!!

Players at one position of need for the Detroit Lions worked out Sunday, including some impressive performances from wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, and players at two other obvious needs will be trying to show off Tuesday.

Defensive backs will work out in the final day of the combine and the Lions have needs at both cornerback and safety, two positions the team could target in the first round in May.

So who should you watch? The familiar names are out there, like safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) and Calvin Pryor (Louisville) along with cornerbacks Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State), Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State), Bradley Roby (Ohio State) and Marcus Roberson (Florida).

A trio of other names to definitely watch will be Jaylen Watkins (Florida), Lamarcus Joyner (Florida State) and Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech). All could be options for Detroit at some point.

The defensive backs completed the bench press Monday and, from NFL.com, here are how those players did: Watkins 22 reps; Gilbert 20; Pryor 18; Roby 17; Dennard 15; Joyner 14; Fuller 12 and Roberson 8.

And now, a look at Lions news from around the Interwebs:

Exploring Detroit's backup quarterback options. Meet the free agents -- defensive tackle Andre Fluellen. The Lions should focus on cornerback, not receiver, in the first round from colleague KC Joyner.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press breaks down who might be available at No. 10 when Detroit drafts.

Cornerbacks could be too tempting to pass on, writes Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.

Mike Evans makes sense for the Lions, writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.