10 Defensive Players the Detroit Lions Must Watch at the NFL Combine

2 of 11

Jan 22, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad defensive tackle Danny Shelton of Washington (95) tries to cool down during Senior Bowl North squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

1. Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

Naturally, Shelton will be atop every team’s watch list given he’s likely the best impact defensive tackle around. He impressed during Senior Bowl workouts, and will try to keep the momentum going in Indianapolis. Chances are, Shelton won’t be available to Detroit and given what they might decide to do before the draft, the Lions might not need a sure-fire first rounder like Shelton. Stranger things have certainly happened, however.

Drill to watch: Bench press. 

Next: What could Brown do for Detroit?