The Detroit Lions are reportedly eyeing a wide receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft, and it’s being said they could go in that direction with their 10th overall pick by drafting either Mike Evans or Clemson’s Sammy Watkins. On Thursday, they explored that option a little more by hosting a Clemson wide receiver.
But it wasn’t Watkins, rather the young man who played opposite him, Martavis Bryant, according to Detroit News.
Bryant actually shocked some folks by declaring for the draft after the Tigers’ Orange Bowl win, with many believing that he needed one more year to develop.
However, he wowed everyone at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February by clocking in the 40-yard dash at an eye-popping 4.42 seconds, one of the fastest at the entire event.
He most certainly has the size as well to be a top-tier NFL wide receiver, coming in at 6-4 and 211-pounds at the Combine.
If there was any issue that made some shy away from him during his time at Clemson, it was his penchant for dropping some easy balls at time. But, he did prove that he could make some difficult grabs at times, as well.
They may not use a first-round pick on him, but it’ll be interesting to see if they add him to the fold as well with Calvin Johnson and a potential wideout they may use that first pick on.