The Lions hosted Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Boston College kicker Nate Freese on pre-draft visits on Tuesday, according to the team’s official website.
ESPN NFL Draft Insider Todd McShay projects that Fuller will be selected by the New Orleans Saints at No. 27 overall in the first round, while he predicts Seferian-Jenkins will go to the New York Jets at No. 49 overall in the second round.
Fuller played in nine games with eight starts in 2013, but underwent sports hernia surgery in November that forced him to pull out of the Senior Bowl. However, the 6-foot, 194 pound Fuller had a decorated career at Virginia Tech and was named to All-ACC teams in multiple years.
Seferian-Jenkins won the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end after he caught 36 passes for 450 yards and eight touchdowns for the Huskies, but had a stress fracture in his foot detected during the medical testing component of the NFL combine in February that required surgery to correct.
Freese was a perfect 20-of-20 on field goal attempts last season at Boston College, after going 18-of-20 his junior year. He connected on 70-of-81 field goal attempts over the course of his entire college career and holds the school record with 324 points.