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Lions announce visit from Trent Williams

Williams_Body_040610.jpgThe process of pre-draft visits to team headquarters provides little insight into a team’s actual likes or dislikes.  Many teams leak the information regarding visits in order to throw off their competitors.  Other teams guard the information zealously, providing an anesthesia-free colostomy to any agent who leaks the information to the media.

The Lions, who have made known their interest in trading out of the No. 2 slot in the 2010 draft, have made no attempt to hide the fact that they have hosted tackle Trent Williams. 

Surprisingly, they’ve announced it.

Indeed, the Lions’ official web site proclaims that Williams visited the team’s facility on Tuesday

Williams is regarded as one of the top three or four tackles in the draft, behind the likes of Russell Okung of Oklahoma State and Bryan Bulaga of Iowa, and on par with Anthony Davis of Rutgers.  But while Russ Lande of Sporting News has projected the Lions as taking Williams with the second overall selection in the draft, that seems a little high to us.

Silva has Williams going to the Raiders with the eighth overall selection.

Regardless of the Lions’ plans, they’re making no bones about the visit from Williams, which makes us wonder whether they’re trying to conceal the fact that they’re more interested in someone else. 

Especially if the Lions eventually move behind a team like the Redskins, which desperately needs a left tackle.

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14 Responses to “Lions announce visit from Trent Williams”
  1. lebowski says: Apr 6, 2010 5:01 PM

    MUST YOU start EVERY draft visit article with the disclaimer that it means little?!? WE KNOW!!

  2. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 6, 2010 5:08 PM

    just heard, Haynesworth might be dealt to Detroit

  3. mikeyclaw says: Apr 6, 2010 5:12 PM

    Smoke, and nothing more.

  4. Kuya 206 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:26 PM

    This is to create a smokescreen for Seattle to move up and get him.

  5. flavordave says: Apr 6, 2010 5:42 PM

    They ALSO announce the signing of Marcellas Wallace to hunt down Charles Rodgers and get mid-evil on his azz.

  6. chadc4240 says: Apr 6, 2010 6:03 PM

    Skins trade up with Haynesworth to the Lions for move from 4 to 2 and then lions draft williams at 4 helping defense and offense with only a 2 position move in the draft, Jim Schwartz would love that and it would be nice to see Detroit compete a little more, and I am a Steelers Fan!

  7. JaggedMark says: Apr 6, 2010 7:02 PM

    Williams to the Lions seems a little high to you, eh?
    Mike Mayock said it’s quite possible that Williams is the better player between him and Okung.
    But hell with Mayock. I trust your scouting department more.
    Always enjoy reading PFT

  8. monet99 says: Apr 6, 2010 7:16 PM

    Lions announce a visit by Scott Mitchell and Joey Harrington.

  9. Drafty says: Apr 6, 2010 7:26 PM

    “But while Russ Lande of Sporting News has projected the Lions as taking Williams with the second overall selection in the draft, that seems a little high to us.”
    As it should. TSN’s draft coverage, and its valuation of players, is all over the board and, usually, wildly inaccurate. Even by wild-ass-guess standards.

  10. barrywhat says: Apr 6, 2010 7:40 PM

    or trade #34 to skins for Fat Albert and draft Okung at #2.

  11. LionsLifer says: Apr 6, 2010 9:31 PM

    Worse than Mitchell and Harrington would be C Rogers or BMW…Anyone know where BMW is now a days?

  12. ClownBurger says: Apr 6, 2010 9:41 PM

    It wouldn’t take the #34 pick to get Haynesworth. Washington wants to dump that contract. They could probably get him for a 4th rounder

  13. FumbleNuts says: Apr 6, 2010 9:51 PM

    “Silva has Williams going to the Raiders with the eighth overall selection.:
    My money is on Trindon Holliday.

  14. SgtTaggart says: Apr 7, 2010 1:41 AM

    I loved him in Dead Heat.

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