Lions fans will get to know DT Corey Williams
Defensive tackle Corey Williams almost got lost in the many deals made by Martin Mayhew at the start of free agency.
It’s likely he won’t be forgotten long once Lions training camp starts and he puts his stamp on the defensive tackle position next to Ndamukong Suh.
Williams, who is 6-foot-4, 320 pounds, came to Detroit in a trade with Cleveland where the Browns’ change to a 3-4 formation, did not suit his style of play. When he played with the Green Bay Packers in a 4-3, he was all of that.
Coach Jim Schwartz has told the story repeatedly of how when he was trying to convince Kyle Vanden Bosch to sign as a free agent with Detroit, he mentioned the Lions had just traded for Williams. That got Vanden Bosch’s attention. He knows full well who Corey Williams is and soon so will Detroit Lions fans.
(This is part of a series of 20 Lions to watch in training camp which starts July 31. Follow me on Twitter.com @PaulaPasche.)