Lions watch Stanley, others at Notre Dame pro day

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
Ronnie Stanley

Several Lions scouts and coaches visited South Bend, Ind., on Thursday for Notre Dame’s pro day.

Tweets from the STRLionsTalk Podcast, working in conjunction with NFL Draft Bible, showed general manager Bob Quinn and coach Jim Caldwell, among other Lions representatives, watching the Fighting Irish prospects.

Notre Dame had 10 players at the combine in February and has several players who could attract the Lions. Ronnie Stanley is widely considered the second-best offensive tackle in the draft, and wide receiver Will Fuller and center Nick Martin are likely second-round picks. Linebacker Jaylon Smith would’ve been a high first-round pick if not for concerns over his knee injury.

Offensive line coach Ron Prince and safeties coach Alan Williams both led drills at their respective positions, and director of player personnel Kyle O’Brien and college scouting coordinator / regional scout Joe Kelleher were also in attendance, based on the photos and videos.