USC RB Allen Bradford visited the Detroit Lions Practice & Training Facility Tuesday to meet with Lions’ player personnel and coaching staff.
The 6-0, 235-pound tailback could be slotted as a situational back considering his size and strength, but Bradford is looking to establish himself as an every-down player. In his final two seasons with the Trojans, Bradford rushed for 1,462 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Bradford: “A lot of people don’t think that I’m fast just because I’m big. But I feel like I can block on third downs and I can get at least four or five yards on the first carry. Whatever happens, happens. If I’m in a complimentary role, then I’m happy with that.”
If Bradford were to come to Detroit, he would compliment second-year pro Jahvid Best, who finished the season with 1,042 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns.
Bradford: “He’s a real good running back – I think me and Jahvid would be a nice package. It’s just changing up the pace of the game. (I would) get in and get some tough yards; just keep the chains moving because, to be successful in the NFL, you need to get that 3rd-and-1. When it’s time to get that first down, you have to get it and I’m a guy that I think can just keep the chains moving in crucial situations.”
As for the draft, Bradford doesn’t have a lot of expectations. His bottom line is simply getting an opportunity with an NFL team.
Bradford: “I just want to get drafted. If I’m the last pick in the seventh round, then I’m happy. I’m really just looking for an opportunity and a chance. If an opportunity comes I’m going to make the most of it.”
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