Five Potential Detroit Lions to Watch in CFB Week 7

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Adolphus Washington, Defensive Tackle, Ohio State   If Martin Mayhew, or his successor as General Manager of the Detroit Lions, is still looking for a defensive tackle at the top of the second round, Ohio State’s Adolphus Washington should be a strong consideration. Washington and his Ohio State mates take on Penn State in prime time, 8 PM ET on ABC.

Sep 19, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback Drew Hare (12) is sacked by Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Adolphus Washington (92) at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports


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has experience playing both end and tackle for the Buckeyes, akin to the role Jason Jones and Devin Taylor have played in Detroit. Washington has experience running twists, stunts and overload alignments, again familiar schematics for the Lions defense.   Like Nkemdiche, the senior doesn’t have much in the way of productivity. However, he facilitates production from those around him by demanding extra blocking attention and consistently gumming up his gap responsibilities. And he can make plays…

Another feather in Washington’s draft cap: he’s got loads of positive experience playing special teams. The Lions definitely need contributions on all units, so killing two birds with one stone makes for prudent drafting.