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Lions host P.J. Williams for pre-draft visit

The Detroit Lions hosted Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams for a pre-draft visit on Thursday.

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Cornerback continues to be a focus of the Detroit Lions in the lead-up to the 2015 NFL Draft. Although the Lions re-signed Rashean Mathis on Wednesday to solidify their pair of outside starters for this year, there's a need to develop someone for the future at this position.

One candidate for the Lions is Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams, who was in town on Thursday for a pre-draft visit with the team. He is the third cornerback to take a pre-draft visit with the Lions so far, joining Stanford's Alex Carter and Oregon State's Steven Nelson.

In three seasons at Florida State, Williams recorded 123 totals tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, four interceptions and 18 pass defenses. He also had one touchdown as a member of the Seminoles.

As far as his draft stock goes, Williams looks like he could be picked late in the first round or early in the second round. CBS Sports has him in that range, and they have him ranked as the 37th overall prospect and the fourth-best cornerback in this year's draft.

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