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Are the Lions thinking LT at No. 2 instead of DT? Hargrove visit offers hints



While the Detroit Lions are supposedly trying to decide between Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy with the No. 2 overall pick, they are weighing other options at defensive tackle.

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove, a restricted free agent with a third round tender, is scheduled to visit the Lions tonight and Tuesday.

If the Lions sign Hargrove to an offer sheet, the Saints would have seven days to match or receive a third round pick as compensation.

But the visit might offer some insight into the Lions internal debate regarding the No. 2 overall pick.

Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung visited the Lions facility Monday.

The Lions already have signed free agent defensive tackle  Kyle Vanden Bosch and traded for Browns defensive tackle Corey Williams.

You get the feeling the Lions would rather draft a left tackle to protect franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford.

If the Rams take quarterback Sam Bradford No. 1 overall as many project, and the Lions go another direction at No. 2 overall, it's not out of the question for the Bucs to have their choice of Suh or McCoy. But there's a lot that can happen between now and the draft.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:57pm]


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