The NFL is an ever-changing, copycat league where imitation is always the most sincere form of flattery. Hopefully, the Detroit Lions are attempting to imitate the New England Patriots with some of their recent moves at tight end.
By drafting Michael Williams and signing undrafted free agent Joseph Fauria, the Lions look committed to making that a position of strength over the next decade. Already armed with Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler, Detroit added more strong youth to its potential arsenal very impressively at the position.
Williams, primarily a mauling blocker who maintains underrated hands in the red zone, won’t be flashy at all. He’s the extremely valuable type of player who does everything well but nothing outstanding. Fauria, thanks to his imposing size and solid frame, is the far more sexy and interesting pickup because of his hands.
Looking on paper at the physical mold, Fauria has all the tools to become a Rob Gronkowski for Detroit’s offense. In fact, Fauria, a ...