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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
BBAO: Amukamara and Jordan visit Lions

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

As draft preparations continue around the NFL, the Detroit Lions hosted Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara and Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan at their workout facility Tuesday. According to the team's website, it was the first team visit for both players.

The Lions have traditionally hosted a number of top prospects heading into the draft, and each team is allowed a total of 30 individual visits. It's tricky to read much into them; sometimes they can be for matters as simple as a medical re-check. The Lions were also reported to have hosted Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith on a visit last week.

Cornerback is probably the Lions' top need this offseason, and Amukamara is arguably the second-best cornerback in the draft. Will he be available at the Lions' No. 13 overall pick? Doubtful, but you never know.

Meanwhile, Scouts Inc. ranks Jordan as the No. 15 overall prospect in the draft.

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