2 Future free agents named ‘best fits’ for Detroit Lions

With NFL free agency right around the corner, you can bet that you will be reading about and hearing a plethora of reports/rumors regarding the Detroit Lions.

You will also read quite a few opinion pieces in regards to who the Lions should sign during the offseason and which free agents would be the best fit.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, there are two future free agents that would fit nicely with the Lions. Those players are safety Marcus Williams of the New Orleans Saints and current Lions edge rusher, Romeo Okwara.

Here is what ESPN has to say about the two potential free-agent fits for the Lions.

Marcus Williams – Safety

New Lions coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn come from New Orleans, where they watched Williams intercept 13 passes and break up 30 more over four seasons. A defense in need of playmaking on the back end will explore signing the instinctual post safety. So will New Orleans. Players with his ball skills get paid.

Romeo Okwara – Edge

A team with a minimal pass rush should work hard to retain the one player on the roster who gets consistent pressure on the quarterback. Trey Flowers will be back with guaranteed money on his 2021 deal, and a healthy campaign from him coupled with Okwara is a good start for Detroit’s new defense. Also watch for New England, where Matt Patricia, who helped develop Okwara for three seasons in Detroit, is an assistant.

Nation, which free agents do you believe would be a perfect fit for the Lions? Would you like to see them keep Romeo Okwara around or will his price tag end up being too much?

Written by Don Drysdale

I am a fan of all Detroit sports and LOVE to write about them!

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