Lions host local workouts, with complete list of participants

Posted by ttwentyman on April 17, 2013 – 12:16 pm

The Lions held a pre-draft workout for area prospects at their Allen Park training facility Wednesday morning.

NFL rules stipulate that only players who attended high school and/or college in the Detroit area are eligible to participate.

Last year, the Lions drafted cornerback Chris Greenwood of Albion in the fifth round as a result of the workout. Wayne State’s Troy Burrell, who also participated, was signed to the practice squad.

The workout featured two prominent figures on the University of Michigan defense last year – linebacker Kenny Demens (Oak Park) and defensive tackle Will Campbell (Detroit).

Demens registered three consecutive 80-tackle performances in the middle of the Wolverines’ defense to go along with 12.5 tackles for loss over than span.

Campbell, a converted offensive tackle, appeared in 51 consecutive games, making 11 starts at defensive tackle in 2012. He recorded 44 tackles and a sack last season.

Also working out was Michigan State guard Chris McDonald, who played in 43 career games, including 39 starts at right guard.

Here is the full list of participants:

Michael Atkinson, DT, Boise State (Windsor, ON)

Freddie Bishop, DE, Western Michigan (Inkster)

Matt Boyd, FB, Eastern Michigan (Detroit)

Will Campbell, DT, Michigan (Detroit)

Kenny Demens, LB, Michigan (Oak Park)

Jack Griffin, PK, Florida International (Grosse Pointe Park)

Chris McDonald, G, Michigan State (Sterling Heights)

Tim Hogue, HB, Saginaw Valley State (Inkster)

Damond Smith, CB, South Alabama (Inkster)

Mitchell White, CB, Michigan State (Livonia)

Myles White, WR, Louisiana Tech (Livonia)

Luke Wilson, TE, Rice, (LaSalle, ON)

Cody Wilson, WR, Central Michigan (Rochester Hills)

George Winn, HB, Cincinnati (Southfield)


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3 Responses to “Lions host local workouts, with complete list of participants”

  1. By G on Apr 17, 2013 | Reply

    I like that they invited Cody Wilson and I hope he gets an invite to camp. Hard worker, offensive captain, good hands. Fire up Chips!

  2. By Roger on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    I see the Lion are bringing in Demens from Michigan. Are they going to bring in Omahmeh too?

  3. By Rick on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    Hoping for Michael Atkinson (Boise State) to make it. GOOD LUCK, MIKE! I’m keeping an eye out for you. Go Lions!

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