Michigan Condition working back LJ Scott speaks to the media at the NFL mix on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Indianapolis.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Taylor Decker and Frank Ragnow could soon have firm.

The Detroit Lions have taken an offensive lineman in the to start with round in two of the last 3 NFL drafts, and they may possibly not be accomplished shelling out high picks on the placement.

Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams reported at the NFL mix that he anticipated to have a formal interview with the Lions on Thursday evening.

Williams is regarded by some as the top rated offensive lineman in this year’s draft and a likely top rated-10 decide on. The Lions, who took Decker 16th overall in 2016 and Ragnow 21st last calendar year, have the eighth decide on in the to start with round.

Decker and Ragnow have helped stabilize the Lions’ offensive line, setting up each and every video game last season at remaining tackle and remaining guard, respectively. But the Lions nevertheless have questions about their entrance, significantly at the correct guard spot, wherever they have nevertheless to decide no matter if to bring back T.J. Lang.

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Williams started out at correct tackle as a true freshman and remaining tackle the last two seasons, but could switch within to guard in the NFL.

“He’s not heading to be a remaining tackle (in the NFL),” ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. reported in a conference contact last 7 days. “But a correct tackle? Guard? Center? That’s why I put him at 18 (in my last mock draft), not in the top rated 10, simply because I assume he’s an interior person now.”

Williams, who’s been knocked by some scouts for his arm length (33 5/8 inches), reported Thursday that he is eager to play “wherever a team would like me to play” on the offensive line.

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“I know what I can do on a industry,” Williams reported. “I’m confident in my preparation. I assume I’m a gifted personal with excellent athleticism. I know I can outwork and outprepare everyone. That is the way I was prosperous in college. That is the way I’ll be prosperous in the NFL.”

Elon correct tackle Oli Udoh also had a formal mix interview with the Lions scheduled for Thursday evening. Udoh reported the Lions have instructed him he could play guard or tackle.

NFL teams are allotted 60 formal prospect interviews at the mix.

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