The Detroit Lions have selected Alabama tight end Michael Williams with the 211th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. Williams, like a couple of Detroit's other picks, played for Lions coaches in the Senior Bowl. He also visited the Lions earlier this month.
Williams is known best for his abilities as a blocking tight end, and that's why the Lions drafted him. They needed a replacement for Will Heller, and Williams fits that role perfectly. He can catch the ball when it is thrown his way, but mainly he will be used as a blocker.
At Alabama, Williams did catch 24 passes for 183 yards and 4 touchdowns last season. In the three seasons before that, Williams had a combined total of 27 catches for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Unless the Lions make another trade, they will close out the 2013 NFL Draft with the 245th overall pick.
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