Eugene Monroe visits Lions
The Lions continued doing their draft diligence Friday, hosting Virginia offensive tackle Eugene Monroe for a physical and visit.
Monroe is the last of the top draft prospects to visit Detroit, following Baylor left tackle Jason Smith, Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry and Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford. Because of the Final Four and a lack of available hotel rooms in the area, Monroe's visit lasted only the day.
Most league observers expect the Lions to draft Stafford with the No. 1 pick, but Monroe could be a candidate elsewhere if the Lions are able to trade down. He's also scheduled to visit or already has met with other teams at the top of the draft including the Rams, Seahawks and Bengals.
ProFootballTalk.com also reported Thursday that Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith is scheduled to visit the Lions, who are seeking an upgrade for a line that allowed a league-high 169 sacks the last three seasons.