The Detroit Lions are deep in draft prep right now, which at this point in the process means jumping out to various pro days to check out prospects.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell was one of a few NFL head coaches who attended Clemson’s pro day Thursday. The reigning college football national champions boast plenty of prospects, but here are some of the ones who might most intrigue the Lions:
Mike Williams, wide receiver
The Lions ended last season really struggling to gain separation in the passing game, which froze some plays and prevented the big gains that could turn games around. Marvin Jones and Golden Tate both posted at least 930 yards, but what Detroit seemed to lack was a true deep threat. That’s why they might look to the draft for a potential game-changer, and Mike Williams is a player who in some ways fits that description. At 6 feet 4 and 218 pounds, he has the height and bulk the Lions have lacked since Calvin Johnson retired. Beyond his size, he has a similar scouting report to Jones, which will leave the Lions to debate whether he can be more of a No. 1 threat than Jones is. If he is, he’ll be worth consideration with their first-round pick.
Cordrea Tankersley, cornerback
The Lions learned down the stretch how much Darius Slay mattered to the defense as …
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