As the Detroit Lions wrap up their pre-draft evaluations, the sense around the local media is the Lions have four pressing needs: Defensive end, cornerback, offensive tackle and wide receiver. Today, two of those needs met with conference rival Minnesota Vikings.
Former Lion defensive end Lawrence Jackson met with the team to discuss a possible contract, according to Adam Caplan.
Source confirmed former Lions DE Lawrence Jackson is visiting the Vikings today. Here’s more on the visit: tinyurl.com/cf76wat
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 18, 2013
A former 1st round pick (28th overall to the Seahawks in 2008), the Lions traded a 6th round pick to acquire Jackson in 2010. He’s made his presence felt as a rotational defensive end, compiling 80 tackles, 13 sacks and two forced fumbles in three seasons for the Lions.
Cornerback Jacob Lacey also visited the Vikings, according to Baltimore Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson.
Veteran cornerback Jacob Lacey had a visit with the Minnesota Vikings, per source
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 18, 2013
Lacey accumulated 36 tackles and one interception for the Lions last season, while starting in nine and playing in eleven games for the club (his lone season with the Lions).
The Lions have $6.76 million in cap space heading into the 2013 NFL Draft.
Make sure to check back with Detroit Jock City April 25th, as Bradley La Brie and Tony Fischer live blog the 2013 NFL Draft.