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Over the past week, the Detroit Lions set a somewhat large premium on finding wide receivers to join star Calvin Johnson and complementary receivers Ryan Broyles, Kris Durham and Jeremy Ross as potential pass-catchers.
And after talking to a ton of receivers over the weekend -- almost every top receiver at the combine said they had meetings with the Lions -- the receivers were finally able to work out Sunday for coaches, scouts and general managers.
Here's a quick look at how receivers did at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday (all numbers from NFL.com):
40-yard dash: Top performer -- Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) 4.33. Others of note: Paul Richardson (Colorado) 4.4; Martavis Bryant (Clemson) 4.42; Odell Beckham (LSU) 4.43; Sammy Watkins (Clemson) 4.43; Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) 4.46.
Vertical jump: Top performer -- Tevin Reese (Baylor) 41.0. Others of note: Bryant 39.0; Allen Robinson (Penn State) 39.0; Beckham 38.5; Marqise Lee (USC) 38.0; Richardson 38.0; Mike Evans (Texas A&M) 37.0.
Broad jump: Top performers -- Donte Moncrief (Mississippi) and Reese 11 feet, 0 inches. Others of note: Lee 10-7; Robinson 10-7; Watkins 10-6; Bryant 10-4; Richardson 10-4.
3-cone drill: Top performer -- Damian Copeland (Louisville) 6.53. Others of note: Beckham 6.69; Cooks 6.76;
20-yard shuttle: Top performer -- Cooks 3.81. Others of note: Beckham 3.94; Robinson 4.00; Lee 4.01; Bryant 4.15.
60-yard shuttle: Top performer -- Cooks 10.72. Others of note: Beckham 10.93; Robinson 11.36; Shaq Evans (UCLA) 11.51; Evans 11.58.
And now, some Lions news from around the Interwebs:
As tight ends evolve, they have become harder for teams to scout. Linebacker prospect Prince Shembo admits being the player accused in the 2010 Lizzy Seeberg case at Notre Dame. Martin Mayhew says Brandon Pettigrew is a priority free agent for the Lions. There's a search for quality receivers alongside Calvin Johnson in Detroit. NFC North News from the combine. Glover Quin has minor ankle surgery.
Darqueze Dennard and Justin Gilbert are becoming quick friends, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Josh Katzenstein from the Detroit News looks at some draft prospects who could line up opposite Calvin Johnson.