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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