Lions Acquire DT Corey Williams Via Trade | 2010 NFL Free Agency
In a move that might allow the Detroit Lions to focus on their offensive line at the draft (LT, Russell Okung) the team has traded for Browns defensive tackle Corey Williams. While the Lions could draft one of the top defensive tackles as well (they run a 4-3 defense) it is likely that they will help their franchise quarterback with a franchise left tackle for his blind side.
In one day the Lions have now acquired two legit defensive lineman (also signed defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch) and now look much better up front. This is vitally important for a defense that finished dead last if a few different categories last year.
Head coach Jim Schwartz is defensive minded, and I’m sure it must have killed him to watch such bad defensive play in 2009. With these two solid moves and the addition of receiver Nate Burleson, the Lions have clearly helped themselves going forward.
Look for Williams to not only help in the run game, but he should create pressure on the quarterback. The last season Williams was in a 4-3 style defense, he racked up seven sacks from the tackle position.
NFL fantasy football player rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com