NFL Draft 2017: Reuben Foster continues visits with Detroit Lions

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson
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Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster continues to take numerous pre-draft visits with NFL teams, the latest being the Detroit Lions.

Reuben Foster is making the expected rounds. As the top-rated linebacker in the draft, Foster inhabits an interesting place in the draft — the top overall value at a position not highly valued. There’s no denying the incredible skill that Foster brings to the field, but it’s a question of how impactful that talent is when compared to other positions.

To illustrate, Foster has taken pre-draft visits with teams picking in the top 10 yet he’s also visited the Kansas City Chiefs who don’t pick until No. 27 overall. Is it worth grabbing a pass rusher or top-tier safety, even if he’s the third or fourth off the board, or is it worth getting the No. 1 linebacker? That’s the choice before many teams like the Chiefs.

Foster is doing his best to educate teams on what they could enjoy if they pick him with numerous visits. The latest from Adam Caplan:

Foster will certainly be an impact addition wherever he lands, and the Lions and Chiefs could both use youth and top-tier production at the heart of their defensive units. They’re also not alone, as the Saints, Colts, Bengals, Bears and Eagles have also hosted Foster for workouts and interviews.

Last season, Foster had 115 total tackles, including 13 for a loss, and 5 sacks.