Monday was a busy day for the Detroit Lions from a free agency standpoint. For starters, the Lions decided to not use the franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and we later found out that the team re-signed both quarterback Dan Orlovsky and defensive end Darryl Tapp. They also hosted free-agent defensive tackle Kendall Langford for a visit.
On top of all this, the Lions continued to get ready for the 2015 NFL Draft by hosting McNeese State offensive lineman Antoine Everett for a pre-draft visit. This was the Lions' first pre-draft visit of 2015, meaning they now have 29 to go in the lead-up to the draft.
Everett played both guard and tackle in college, which goes along with the idea that the Lions want their offensive linemen to be versatile. Here's what Everett told the Lions' official site about his versatility:
"Being able to mark myself as being versatile is definitely a good thing," Everett told detroitlions.com.
"Being able to play guard. I played tackle in college. And then hopefully being able to snap and add that under my belt will make me even more valuable. I have to make it hard for you to get rid of me."
Everett looks like a player the Lions could target late in the draft or when they sign their undrafted free agents. For a player like that, versatility is indeed something the Lions will likely look for, so Everett's ability to play multiple positions should help his chances of ending up in Detroit.