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

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Sep 27, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) warms up before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Texas won the game 23-0. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

2. Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

A mock draft favorite of many for Detroit early on, Brown is generally classified as the second best defensive tackle in the draft only surpassed by Shelton. He had an explosive season for Texas, and can solidify a first round grade with a good week. There are worries about the consistency of Brown’s speed and motor. Regardless, Detroit will certainly be watching  this athlete closely, as he figures to be one of the better tackles available.

Drills to watch: 3 cone drill, shuttle run, 40 yard dash. 

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