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

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Jan 3, 2015; Birmingham, AL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Dante Fowler (6) looks to the crowd at the close of the game agains the East Carolina Pirates in the 2015 Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

8. Dante Fowler Jr, DL, Florida

An explosive player who can play all along the defensive line and make impact plays all over the place, Fowler may be able to work himself into a high first round pick with a quality combine, and might not even be available to Detroit. The Lions always love defensive lineman that are capable of playing multiple roles (ala Jason Jones), and Fowler would be the next in this mold if he fell due to a poor combine.

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

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