Michael Williams scouting report

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A look at Detroit Lions seventh-round pick Michael Williams and how he fits into the team's plans in 2013.

To wrap up the 2013 NFL Draft, we will take an in-depth look at each Detroit Lions pick. Next up is Michael Williams.

TE Michael Williams (Alabama) - Round 7, Pick No. 211

With their first seventh-round pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions went with Alabama tight end Michael Williams. This pick came after the Lions went with a wide receiver and running back, and they turned to Williams to add some depth at tight end.

Random fact

After redshirting his freshman year at Alabama, Williams went on to play in 54 career games for the Crimson Tide. He made 41 starts over the course of four seasons.

What the experts are saying

NFL.com:

Williams looks like a lean offensive tackle, and often blocks like one; he might have the speed of a lineman, as well, but his solid receiving hands and red zone presence will virtually guarantee that he sticks in the NFL for a very long time as a team's second tight end.

SI.com:

Michael Williams is one of the most experienced players on this Alabama Offense. He has had over 40 career starts and shown to be a very efficient overall TE. He has had big games as a receiver but is much more of the old school TE that is more of a blocker then a receiver. His inability to be a threat in the passing game will keep him from getting drafted early but his skills as a blocker will allow him to make a solid backup in the NFL.

ESPN.com:

Williams has prototypical size as a traditional 'Y' tight end. He lacks agility and burst, and is most effective as a short-to-intermediate target. We like his hands and focus in traffic. Williams also has upside as an inline blocker with his size and natural strength, but he can become a more consistent finisher.

Stats

2009: 3 catches, 29 yards

2010: 8 catches, 100 yards, 1 TD

2011: 16 catches, 191 yards, 2 TD

2012: 24 catches, 183 yards, 4 TD

Videos

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Outlook for 2013

Williams is expected to take over Will Heller's role in the offense as the primary blocking tight end/H-back. He likely won't be thrown to all that often, but he should still see plenty of action as a blocker.

Previous scouting reports:

DE Ezekiel Ansah (BYU)

CB Darius Slay (Mississippi State)

OG Larry Warford (Kentucky)

DE Devin Taylor (South Carolina)

P Sam Martin (Appalachian State)

WR Corey Fuller (Virginia Tech)

RB Theo Riddick (Notre Dame)

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