Lions' new CB Houston votes for Suh
ALLEN PARK — New Lions cornerback Chris Houston is not shy about who he’d like to see the Lions draft with their second overall pick next week. He’s all for Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh because it would make his job in the defensive backfield easier.
The 25-year-old Houston, a second-round pick out of Arkansas in 2007, arrived a few weeks ago in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons where he had been a three-year starter. The Lions gave up a sixth-round draft pick this year and a conditional seventh-round pick in 2011.
Houston thinks he will fit right in, although he understands he’ll have to compete for the starting role.
“My skills I think are I have great speed and I can be physical with the press technique. The coaches are establishing that within the db group. They want us to be more physical and (defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham) and coach (Jim) Schwartz like that in me and I think I can give that to the team,’’ said Houston Wednesday morning in his first meeting with the Detroit media.
Also, veteran free agent cornerback Lito Sheppard is visiting the Lions Wednesday and Thursday, according to ProFootballTalk.com.