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Do you approve of the Michael Williams move?

The moving of Michael Williams to TE immediately makes me think of the Tackle from the Houston Texans Duane Brown who also played Tight End up until his sophmore season at Virginia Tech. Williams is a product of Alabama where they have had their share of high round selected from their teams to name a few since 2009 (Andre Smith 1st rd in 2009, Mike Johnson 3rd rd in 2010, James Carpenter 1st rd in 2011, D.j. Fluker 1st rd 2013, and Cyrus Kouandjio this year in the 2nd rd.) so maybe Williams best bet at that time was to stay at TE.

Wishful thinking Williams does have the size to play Tackle at 6'5" and currently 270 but he does have what they consider short arms for the tackle position only 32" per nationalfootballpost.com

A "Below Average" Arm Length (32 inches - 32 7/8 inches) compares to:
Robert Gallery: Raiders, 2004 (32 ¼ inches)
Chris Williams: Bears, 2008 (32 ¾ inches)

the main thing that made me think of Duane Brown is the similarity in size coming out of school and what he blossomed into. Out of HS as a TE Brown was listed at 6'4 250lbs and he his now up to 320lbs so the frame is there for Williams if he commits with his measurables out of HS being 6'5" 240lbs and is currently at 270. A few things i i like about this position change are This allows us to continue to develop one of our picks even if he only ends up on practice squad, 2. If he makes the 53 man roster we now have a player that has receiving experience and can be used in some lineman as eligible receiver packages(crazy possibilities), 3. if he is anywhere near Brown who is a 2 time pro bowler then i would be happy plus there isn't much competition for that fourth spot some guy name Shugarts and then Lochness Lucas lol (that dudes a monster in size).

with that said i will make a 53 man roster prediction since im bored because i know it will be way off but, this is who i would field for my squad

Quarterbacks(2)

Matthew Stafford

Dan Orlovsky

Running Back(4)

Reggie Bush

Joique Bell

Theo Reddick

Mikel Leshoure

Fullback(1)

Chad Abram (plays 3 of 4 special teams units and has 4.58 speed plus can catch)

Wide Receiver(5)

Calvin Johnson

Golden Tate

Tj Jones

Jeremy Ross

Corey Fuller (6 week live tryout If Broyles makes a healthy return after 6 weeks then back to practice squad maybe next year)

(Ryan Broyles on PUP list to start season for six weeks with a 5 week practice window afterwards to see if hes ready)

Tight End(3)

Eric Ebron

Brandon Pettigrew

Joseph Fauria

Tackle(4)

Riley Reiff

Laadrian Waddle

Corey Hilliard

Michael Williams

Guards(3)

Larry Warford

Rob Sims

Rodney Austin

Center(2)

Dominic Raoila

Travis Swanson

DEFENSE

DE(5)

Ziggy Ansah

Jason Jones

Devin Taylor

Daryl Tapp

Larry Webster

DT(5)

Ndamukong Suh

Nick Fairley

CJ Mosley

Caraun Reid

Vaughn Martin

OLB(4)

Deandre Levy

Kyle Van Noy

Tahir Whitehead

Ashley Palmer

MLB(2)

Stephen Tulloch

Julian Stanford

Corners(6)

Darius Slay

Rasheen Mathis

Chris Greenwood

Jonte Green

Nevin Lawson

Bill Bentley


(Chris Houston IR list DESIGNATED TO RETURN SLOT)

Safeties(4)

Glover Quinn

James Ihedigbo

Don Carey

Jerome Couplin

Special Teams(3)

Don Mulhbach

Nate Freese

Sam Martin

CANT WAIT TILL SEASON STARTS

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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