Monday, March 15, 2010
DraftWatch: Okung visiting Detroit
By Kevin Seifert
I don't generally put much stock in pre-draft visits, but their importance tends to increase the closer the host team is to the top of the draft. So it makes sense to follow the Lions' visits, which kicked off Monday with Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung. Here is coverage from the Detroit News and Mlive.com.
Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is scheduled to visit Wednesday. Both Okung and McCoy are candidates to be drafted No. 2 overall if St. Louis takes Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh with the draft's first pick.
NFL teams are allowed a total of 30 pre-draft visits at their home facility. Last year, the Lions hosted both players they ultimately selected in the first round: Quarterback Matthew Stafford (No. 1) and tight end Brandon Pettigrew (No. 20).