Fast Arizona State S Randall among Lions' visitors

The Detroit News
Damarious Randall

Allen Park — The Lions hosted three defensive prospects at team headquarters Tuesday as they try to wrap up their pre-draft process.

The top player of the three was Arizona State safety Damarious Randall, who's a likely second- or third-round pick. Many analysts think Randall is the second-best safety in the draft behind Alabama's Landon Collins.

In addition to Randall, the Lions hosted Virginia safety Antony Harris and Michigan State defensive end Marcus Rush, who won't count as one of their 30 allotted visits because he's a local prospect.

The 5-foot-11, 196-pound Randall ran a 4.46-second 40-yard dash at the combine, which is great speed for the position. Even though he's small for a safety, he plays like a strong safety with the ability to blitz and tackle, with 177 tackles and 15 for loss the last two years.

ESPN ranks Harris as the No. 3 safety in the draft behind Collins and Randall, and he could be a Day 2 pick, too. He's 6-foot-1, 183 pounds and racked up the tackles, too, with at least 80 each of the last three years.

The 6-foot-2, 247-pound Rush didn't receive an invitation to the combine, but could be a late Day 3 pick. He ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash at Michigan State's pro day last month. In 2014, he had 7.5 sacks, 37 tackles, 10.5 for loss, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed.