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

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Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies linebacker Shaq Thompson (7) against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

7. Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington

The Lions likely don’t need to add another linebacker just yet, but if Thompson was to fall, Detroit would seriously have to consider the move after recently missing out on the likes of Anthony Barr and others. A big play talent likely to fit a 4-3 scheme the best, Thompson has questions about his strength in the trenches, so he’ll have to show plenty of muscle this week.

Drill to watch: Bench press. 

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