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Detroit Lions host Jadeveon Clowney, a bit of a surprise

So what are the Detroit Lions up to?

Today (Wednesday) the team hosted defensive end Jadeveon Clowney who is expected to be either top pick or second pick in the NFL draft.

Each NFL team is allowed just 30 pre-draft visits and now they’ve used one on Clowney. Wonder what he thinks about snow in mid-April?

The Lions want to win now and adding Clowney to the defensive line along with Ndamukong Suh, would be interesting to watch unless you were the opposing offense.

Clowney played at South Carolina with Lions defensive end Devin Taylor who improved game to game last season.

The Lions have the 10th overall pick in the draft which is May 8-10.

The team also hasn’t hidden its admiration for wide receiver Sammy Watkins who is expected to go at least top five. He visited and Lions coaches and staff were present at his pro day.

To draft either Clowney or Watkins the Lions would have to move up several spots. 

Of course the Lions are close-mouthed about their intentions. At a panel discussion at Ford Field on Monday night for season ticket holders, the master of ceremonies mentioned rumors of a Clowney visit. Not a word was spoken except for “I plead the fifth.”

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