We are less than a month away until the 2023 NFL Draft. The Detroit Lions are ramping up to being in another crop of talent to add to this Lions playoff-caliber roster. As Brad Holmes and Co. look to continue finding diamonds in the rough, they have done their due diligence in pre-draft Top 30 visits.
Top 30 visits allow for teams to host prospects at their home facilities. Last season, the Lions hosted DE Aidan Hutchinson and S Kerby Joseph, which they eventually drafted. These visits provide another layer of interviews and investigation to see what these prospects are like off the field.
Here is an updated list of who the Lions have brought in for visits, ranging from first-round talent to those the Lions might look to snag on Days 2 and 3.
DT Jalen Carter (Georgia) – Source
G Steve Avila (TCU) – Source
G O’Cyrus Torrence (Florida) – Source
T/G Jordan McFadden (Clemson) – Source
G Atonio Mafi (UCLA) – Source
CB Emmanuel Forbes (Mississippi State) – Source
G Chandler Zavala (NC State) – Source
RB Keaton Mitchell (East Carolina) – Source
DE BJ Thompson (Stephen F. Austin) – Source
DL Karl Brooks (Bowling Green) – Source
QB Adrian Martinez (Kansas State) – Source
The Detroit Lions seem to still want to sure up that offensive line, despite bringing in former-Lion Graham Glasgow. Additionally, bringing in Jalen Carter for a visit is interesting, as his character is still a topic of hot debate. The Lions hope to have a lot of their questions answered. Carter should still be in play for the Detroit Lions at No. 6 overall.
Addressing the backup QB spot should also be a target in the draft. The Lions may have their eye on some Day 2/3 prospects, but want to keep their cards close to the vest.
We will continue to update this list of Top 30 visits as we gear up towards the draft!
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