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2013 NFL Draft results: Lions pick Michael Williams

The Detroit Lions have selected Michael Williams with the 211th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.


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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