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Prince Amukamara, Cameron Jordan Visit Detroit

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on March 15, 2011 – 2:43 pm

Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara and Cal DE Cameron Jordan visited the Detroit Lions’ Practice and Training Facility Wednesday – it was the first visit for both players.

Something else Amukamara and Jordan have in common is what they would gain through playing in Detroit. After the additions of Defensive Rookie of the Year Ndamukong Suh and veterans Kyle Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams, the Lions showed they were establishing themselves as one of the best defensive fronts in the NFL.

Though one is a corner and the other a defensive end, both players would have much to gain if they became part of the Detroit defense.

Amukamara on playing with the Lions’ defense: “As a DB, I should be licking my chops to go out there. I played with Suh at Nebraska and he made the games and life a lot easier for me.”

In fact, Amukamara had his best year when Suh was in the running for the Heisman Trophy as a senior, coming down with five interceptions and forcing one fumble. No doubt something he would like to ressurect in Detroit.

Amukamara: “Just with the whole line, they’re able to get to the quarterback so quick. The ball has to come out quick, which would take a lot of pressure off me.”

While Amukamara would benefit playing behind the Lions’ line, Jordan would benefit playing on it.

Jordan: “From what I’ve seen, it looks like an amazing group. Just from their perspective of attacking, true attacking, and reacting to the run.”

At 6-4 and 287 pounds, Jordan could play defensive end in either a 3-4 or 4-3 system (he was a 3-4 defensive end at Cal).

During his visit in Allen Park, Lions’ coaches watched film with Jordan and discussed how he could fit into Detroit’s 4-3 system.

Jordan: “I think I could most definitely without a doubt in my mind. I could see myself in a 4-3, whether it’s in an end spot or a tackle spot. It doesn’t matter.”


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39 Responses to “Prince Amukamara, Cameron Jordan Visit Detroit”

  1. By Jordan on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    we need prince!

  2. By Don on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, we need Prince, but unfortunately he probably won’t be there when we pick at 13…

  3. By Sarry Banders on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t mind having Jordan, but I just feel as if Prince is a better fit for our system…and he’s an amazing talent. If not either one of them, I hope we go after Pouncey or Tyron Smith…or heck, trade up and go after Peterson!!!

  4. By AllLionsBaby! on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    We need more conerbacks! We have the front line we need the back 7.

  5. By Steven of NJ on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    PLEASE draft Prince Amukamara if we have the chance to get him!!!! Jordan would be a waste of a pick CB is our biggest weakspot and the D-Line is the only possition stockpiled with talent. We have 2 of the top 10 DT’s with Williams and Suh. At DE you have KVB who is long in the took but he’s got a motor & rev’s people up, Avril who’s a PROVEN STUD in the making, L. Jack who’ll make a coujple pro bowls in his career, Turk’s a solid back up, Willie Young looks like a great prospect, DL is the one place they dont need to draft they have the best DL idepth in the league they need to draft CB Prince Amukamara & resgn Chris Houston & play Smith as the Nickel DB that Defense will be NASTY!!

  6. By DEET on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    We need Prince but, if he’s not available stick to the plan get the best player available. Mark Ingram!!! We would have possibly the best one-two punch in the NFC. North that is….

  7. By NU4DetLions on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Amukamara and Alex Henry from Nebraska wouldbe a solid choice.

  8. By Jim Weller on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    As I said before, Prince would be a perfect fit and with the chemistry with Suh as a mentor would have an easy transition, already he was looking to him for advice concerning the combine. If he isn’t there which most likely he won’t depending on how far Fairley falls, then Tyron smith is probably our best bet. trade down, he may still be available next year. Trading up is impossible with a number 13 especially if you think you can get Von Miller, it’s too much to ask and too much to give up. Trade down for picks this year and next year if you want a top 5 quality player because I believe we will not see a top ten pick for at least 5-10 years.

    Jim

  9. By Darren on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    We NEED LB’s and DB’s not DL’s.. I think Cliff Avril did a great job last year!

  10. By boober on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    whoever it is what allowed stafford’s passes to get interfered with and to get “peppered” twice and his shoulder hurted should be replaced. you have to throw the ball to complete passes… in *this* league.

  11. By Tim on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Prince won’t make it past Houston IMO. I’m not a fan of any of the OTs, and there aren’t any other CB’s or LB’s worthy of the 13th selection. I wouldn’t mind the Lions picking a DE with their first pick. I like Quinn and Watts if they fall to the Lions. Jordan and Aldon Smith wouldn’t be too bad either. Vanden Bosch can’t play forever. The Lions aren’t good enough, yet, to reach for a pick. They need to go with the best talent available (outside of a QB or DT ).

  12. By Nathan on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    i really don’t think we need another DL, like Darren said Avril did a great job last year. If Prince is there we should really take him, or take one of the top LT.

  13. By Brent on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldnt mind trading up for amukamara if we had to

  14. By Tom Miles on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Nice, bring in both!! LOL. I would love to see a team mate of Suh’s with us, they both would benefit and so would Louis and the Linebackers. One more piece. Make that 52 sacks for 2011

  15. By mike on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Get prince. we have arguably the best D-line in the league as of now and theyare having no trouble getting to the QB. If not a BD then get an OT. either nate solder or tyron smith. or…..if you dont want to get an OT then maybe we could consider moving Gosder Cherilous to left tackle and Backus to right.

  16. By Bryan on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Prince will not fall to us at the 13th pick and Jordan is too much of a reach. I think it is a pretty easy and unanimous decision to grab Prince if pigs learn to fly and he drops to 13, but the only way I’d be happy with Jordan is if we traded down to the mid to late 20′s and got another 2nd round pick on top of it. While I believe are starting four is solid, depth at both O-Line and D-Line is always welcome, and getting fresh bodies in there equals more sacks and consistent pressure. At the 13th pick though, we should be looking at a play maker for the secondary or the O-Line, and only select a D-Lineman if someone like Bowers were to somehow fall to us.

  17. By detroit on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    THE ONLY DB TO GO BEFORE 13 WILL BE PETERSON. THERE ARE TOO MANY TEAMS IN THE TOP 12 THAT NEED QBS. THE OTHERS WILL PICK WR,RB AND DL. JUST BELIEVE PRINCE WILL BE A LION.WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THAT RND 2 PICK. THATS WHEN WE PICK UP A DE OR OLB.

  18. By princewish on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Prince will be gone to houston! We have a slim chance at getting him! If he falls that would be awsome but highly unlikely! Everyone can keep wishing!

  19. By Tom Miles on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    The Lioins could use a very good OLB and a DB to go along with their D now, Louis would benefit too

  20. By Teonte Westley on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Prince or Patrick as long as a corner is our first pick if we cant get one of them go for linebacker Von Miller

  21. By B*Chunky 09 on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Prince would be a great asset to our defense. Other than him I feel that we need to trade our draft picks and sign veterans, like a LB or an OL. Jahvid Best cant run the ball and do it all himself. He is not Barry Sanders. We need a solid line to block for him. Sign some solid veterans and run the ball. Playoff picture next year??

  22. By Tim on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Sounds like a lot of you are willing to reach for a CB or LB (no way Von Miller falls to us, plus he’s a better fit for a 3-4 defense).. The rest of you would be happy choosing from the solid but unspectacular crop of OTs in this year”s draft. Solid but unspectacular OTs? Where have we heard that before? Everyone seems to complain about Backus being solid but unspectacular. Do we want another one?

  23. By Jeremy Horn on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    trade maurice morris, bryvant johnson, and 2nd round pick to move up and grab prince. then use 13th pick on mark ingram

  24. By DreMoss on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    The need to draft Prince if he’s there at 13 and second round draft Bruce Carter. Third get another CB. Fourth round a LB. Fifth round Tackle. Sixth round
    Saftey

  25. By dewalt2990 on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    We Need Wins! Who cares who the player is!

  26. By Ryan on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    hopfully we can get prince because he has alot of leader ship plus suh being with somone he knows from nebraska can be good for there team work. Keep amari speivey he is one of CBs I’ve seen

  27. By corey on Mar 17, 2011 | Reply

    please get Patrick Peterson….we need a CB…but to fill spots we have a lot. RB OL LB…we need key peices before we just start picking up players…at least wait for the later rounds for that…like around 4 or 5

  28. By Tom Miles on Mar 17, 2011 | Reply

    Jordon seems kind of small for a NFL lineman, we have one of them already. We need more the size of Suh

  29. By mike on Mar 17, 2011 | Reply

    wow! we dont need a big time RB like ingram to blow a bunch of money on him in the first round. we could however use a big bruising back as a change of pace. whats wrong with people thinking that the lions need a RB? i have faith in Jhavid best….hes the best since #20 left. I do agree with keeping speivey and alphonso smith though. and tim does have a point about the lineman. i still think we should switch backus and cherilus around and give Gos a shot at protecting the blindside. GET PRINCE!!! and in the 2nd round reach for either casey mathews or greg jones

  30. By vin on Mar 17, 2011 | Reply

    what we need is players who’s not in the spot light….they would give 110% when they have a chance to prove themselves….not everyone is a suh or a peyton manning…but there’s lots of brady and clay matthew tho….too much spot light give too much pride….

  31. By Rocky Bass on Mar 17, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah Prince is the guy you bring in. He’s been a great team with Suh. Bring it!

  32. By DMANDLIONS on Mar 17, 2011 | Reply

    Take the best LB or DB at 13 please….deep draft for O line

  33. By Lance McCray on Mar 18, 2011 | Reply

    If we are going to trade up, miight as well trade up to get Peterson, he is the best corner in the draft, would fit right in with the lions. And draft ingram…….. you must be joking. We have a decent pair of running backs in Kevin Smith and Javid Best. Our DB’s is where we are lacking, so either corner would be my first pick

  34. By jojo on Mar 19, 2011 | Reply

    I say Jimmy Smith CB 6’2 4.5 speed offense rarely threw his way he was actually considered more dangerous to throw to. the other top two corners had balls thrown their way more. if Mark Ingram available in second round is a great power
    backup to Jahvid Best can run over tired defenses. after that load on offensive line and watch matthew stafford work his magic. also pick up A.J. Hawk free agency

  35. By jojo on Mar 19, 2011 | Reply

    How would you defend against Ingram in the backfield and Jahvid Best as an option receiver, tight end brandon pettigrew, wideout calvin johnson also if we picked up A.J. Hawk LB free agent , and Jimmy Smith CB, backfield with Louis Delmas CB would be a solid offense and defense. late rounds with o-line talents.

  36. By Nick on Mar 19, 2011 | Reply

    I think Pouncey should be the first pick. We do have a greater need in the secondary, but if he is available, he is too much of a talent to pass. After Peterson and Prince, there are not many special corners so I say sign Nnamdi. The 2nd and 3rd rounds should be LB and DB. I like Ingram in the 2nd if he is available, but he will be gone and I really dont see him producing at the NFL level. The later rounds need to focus on OL, WR and speed players that can also contribute on special teams.

  37. By Chad on Mar 20, 2011 | Reply

    A.j. Hawk signed for 5yrs w/GB already weeks ago! Ingram will not be avalible in the 2nd Rd, Miami is licking its chops at 15 hoping he falls! I like J. Smith though! He may fall to 2nd Rd but doubt someone don’t put his off the feild issues aside and take the talented kid! The dream would be take Prince 13th and In 2nd rd if J. Smith or B. Harris are there I take them and have two shut down CB’s to add to are improving Defense! Unless we were to go after the steal of Free Agency-CB N. Asamuga from OAK. If Prince isnt there in first Rd I wouldn’t oppose taking Ingram if the B.O.P isn’t there in a CB/RG/LB and we can’t trade up or down!

  38. By Jake on Mar 24, 2011 | Reply

    i dont wanna hear anymore about LB or DL. we dont need them, prince would be great. but for a long term deal i wanna see the lions go Offensive line then go defensive.

  39. By Mike Lane on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    The Lions need a corner.NO DOUBT.But if Prince is gone(heaven forbid)we still need help on OL and 1 more solid linebacker.Get next best cornerback or costonzo,T.smith on OL both positions are in dier need of help.Definitly make a bid on CB N.Asamuga.Another suggestion in a desperate situation is down trade 2 get more players in first 2 rounds.4 example give 49ers our 1st and 3rd round pick for their spot in first rd and a 2nd rd pick next year.

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