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Detroit Lions talk to Arizona State lineman Jamil Douglas

INDIANAPOLIS — Jamil Douglas has talked to several teams — including the Detroit Lions — so far at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Douglas, who played at Arizona State, moved from guard to tackle last season.

Douglas said the meeting with the Lions was like the others.

“Picking your brain, they like to get to know you,’’ Douglas said on Wednesday. “I sat down with the offensive line coach (Jeremiah Washburn) we talked a bit and it was a good meeting.”

The Lions are re-working the offensive line which will be without long-time center Dominic Raiola. It’s unknown if left guard Rob Sims will return.

Douglas said his versatility makes him more attractive. He moved from guard to tackle for his senior season. He said the teams he has talked to see him as both.

“I think it will play a huge difference, a lot of the teams I’ve talked to said they only travel seven linemen, so if you’re able to be versatile and play those different positions you can be one of those guys who travel.

“It’s helped me a tremendous amount and I’m thankful I did it,’’ Douglas said of the move.

He thought he was the most comfortable at guard as a sophomore and junior, but then was also comfortable after making the move to left tackle last season.

Douglas said he had also talked to the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs.

His dream was to be a basketball player but then he stopped growing when he hit 6-foot-4. His official weight was 304 with a 79-inch wingspan.

On many draft boards, Douglas is considered a fourth- or fifth-round pick. 

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