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Lions host Tyrell Williams for pre-draft visit

The Detroit Lions brought in a wide receiver from Western Oregon for a pre-draft visit on Monday.

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Based on some of their pre-draft visits this month, it seems pretty clear that the Detroit Lions have interest in adding a speedy wide receiver. I say that because they previously hosted UCF's Breshad Perriman and UAB's J.J. Nelson, two draft prospects known for their speed, and they brought in Western Oregon wide receiver Tyrell Williams on Monday.

Williams is a sleeper type of draft prospect who really caught the attention of NFL teams with his performance at Oregon State's pro day. The Beavers invited him to participate, and he did this:

The 6-foot-4, 204-pound Williams ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 and 4.38 seconds, showed off a 39.5-inch vertical, did the broad jump in 10’7" and the 3-Cone Drill in 6.55 seconds, all of which has piqued the interest of a number of teams, including the Detroit Lions.

Since Western Oregon is a Division II school, Williams didn't necessarily receive a ton of attention when he caught 56 passes for 950 yards and eight touchdowns during the 2014 season. However, after his performance at Oregon State's pro day, he's certainly no longer under the radar. In fact, he could be a potential option for the Lions in one of the later rounds as they look to bolster their depth and improve their speed at wide receiver.

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