Lions hold pre-draft visit with Northern Iowa DT Khristian Boyd

The Lions are getting a jump on the pre-draft visit process this week. The NFL Scouting Combine just ended and the Lions have already hosted the first of their 30 official pre-draft visits.

Northern Iowa defensive tackle Khristian Boyd is making the trip to Allen Park to have his official visit with the team. Boyd is making several visits as he hopes to become the highest-drafted player not invited to the combine in 2024.

Boyd is a 6-foot-2, 317-pound interior lineman who played both 1-tech and 3-tech for the Panthers, an FCS-level power. He was a five-year contributor for Northern Iowa after a redshirt year in 2018, recording 42 tackles and 3.5 sacks as a senior.

His draft stock took off during Shrine Bowl week, where Boyd was dominant in 1-on-1 drills and disruptive in team drills, too. He fits the interior line anchor role the Lions are looking to fill next to Alim McNeill.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire