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

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Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) avoids Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle Michael Bennett (53) in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

5. Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State

One of the Big Ten’s best interior linemen in 2014, Bennett is a defensive tackle that can put plenty of pressure on the quarterback with speed down field, and thus is someone who the Lions would likely consider. Questions remain about his burst and his ability to consistently stop the run in the NFL, but Bennett has shown quality hands in the trenches and elite moves against plenty of the nation’s biggest linemen. With a good combine, Bennett might make himself hard for Detroit to ignore.

Drills to watch: Bench press, shuttle run, 3 cone drill. 

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