5 free agents who could follow Terrell Williams to the Detroit Lions

Terrell Williams is set to become the Detroit Lions defensive line coach, and these free agents could follow him over from Tennessee.

Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA
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4. CB Sean Murphy-Bunting

Murphy-Bunting was a free agent a year ago, and in a broad sense it's possible he was on the Lions' radar as Brad Holmes undertook the effort to remodel the secondary. He landed a one-year "prove it" deal with the Titans of course, starting 14 games with two interceptions, eight pass breakups and 57 total tackles and a 91.8 passer rating allowed as he battled multiple injuries.

According to Pro Football Focus, Murphy-Bunting posted solid coverage grades this season with no pressure (68.2) and when the opposing quarterback had less than three seconds to throw (63.2), with a forced incompletion rate of 8.8 percent. On the flip side, his grade in single coverage was a dismal 33.7.

It's a deep class of free agent cornerbacks this year, pending franchise tags and such, and Murphy-Bunting is widely ranked as a top-10 option.

The former Super Bowl champion with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would not be the big swing at cornerback Lions' fans want, and arguably should be made to add a veteran. But as a piece of the equation who won't be expensive, there's a potential fit.