With just over two weeks into the NFL draft in 2022, the Detroit Lions are going overboard. Now that the pro days are mostly over, the team is inviting players to Allen Park for one-on-one visits. During these visits – colloquially referred to as “top-30 visits” as each team can only have 30 – players are not allowed to undergo soccer drills, but this is an opportunity for Lions coaches and human resources to get to know the person better and also practice them football questions.
In addition to the top 30 visits, Lions also held their local pro day earlier this week. The Lions can host players from local colleges or players from the Detroit (ish) area for training on a pitch similar to normal work days.
Reports on each of these visits have been coming in for several weeks and we are tracking them. It is worth noting that some of these reports are uncertain – often no distinction is made between a visit by the top 30 and a local visit during the day – therefore this list should be treated as very unofficial. There is no official published list anywhere.
However, it still serves as a good resource for players the Lions have asked for additional access to, and can give tips on who might be interested in a draft pick later this month.
Without further ado, here are our top 30 Detroit Lions 2022 visits and a local pro-day tracker.
Note: This list will be updated over the next two weeks.
Top 30 visits
- QB Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh (source) Article POD
- WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas (source) Article POD
- DL Eric Johnson, Missouri (source)
- EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan (source) – also on the local pro day ($ ource)
- EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon (source) Article POD
- EDGE Travon Walker, Georgia (source) Article POD
- EDGE Jermaine Johnson, Florida (source) Article POD
- Dean of LB Nakobe, Georgia (source) Article POD
- LB Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma (source)
- LB Devin Harper, Oklahoma (source)
- CB Derek Stingley, LSU (source)
- CB Ja’Quan McMillian, East Carolina (source)
- SAF Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame (source)
- SAF Lewis Cine, Georgia (source) Article POD
- SAF Kerby Joseph, Illinois (source)
- SAF Delarrin Turner-Yell, Oklahoma (source)
Local Professional’s Day
- QB Connor Sampson, Western Illinois ($ ource)
- RB Hassan Haskins, Michigan ($ ource)
- RB Bryant Koback, Toledo ($ ource)
- WR Chad Gilliard, Saginaw Valley State ($ ource)
- WR Daylen Baldwin, Michigan, via Jackson State ($ ource)
- WR Jalen Martin, Pittsburgh State ($ ource)
- TE Thomas Odukoya, East Michigan ($ ource)
- OL Andrew Stueber, Michigan ($ ource)
- OG Zein Obeid, Ferris state ($ ource)
- DT Chris Hinton, Michigan ($ ource)
- LB, Jeremiah Tyler, Princeton ($ ource)
- CB Sauce Gardner, Cincinnati (source)
* Note: It is not clear if this was a Top 30 visit or a local visit. Aaron Wilson from PFN he called it a visit to the top 30but Dave Birkett you toppled it and listed it as a local visit of the day. So that’s what we’re going with.
- SAF Daxton Hill, Michigan ($ ource)
- SAF Brad Hawkins, Michigan (source)
- SAF Scott Nelson, Wisconsin (source)
- SAF / LB AJ Thomas, Western Michigan (dollars)
- P Jake Julien, East Michigan ($ ource)