Although the Detroit Lions have the league’s best wide receiver in Calvin Johnson and a solid tight end in Brandon Pettigrew, they want to upgrade their passing attack.
The Lions have reportedly had internal discussions about moving up in the first round to potentially select former Clemson Tigers’ wide receiver Sammy Watkins or former Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans. Both players are expected to go in the top seven, so the Lions, who hold the 10th overall pick, may opt to stay at 10 so they don’t have to give up other picks, costing them key depth.
Another pass catcher they could select is former North Carolina Tar Heels’ tight end Eric Ebron. Although the Buffalo Bills seem very interested in Ebron and pick ahead of the Lions, there’s a decent possibility he will be there.
However, on Monday, the Lions added a tight end to their roster, signing former Ohio Bobcats’ standout Jordan Thompson, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.
The 6’4, 248-pound Thompson tried out for the Lions last week. He went undrafted in 2012, but had 60 passes for 666 yards and six touchdowns in his Bobcats’ career..