Last year, the Lions’ defensive linemen looked a lot less like princes and a lot more like paupers as they struggled to stop the run or sack the quarterback. The Lions were 20th in the NFL last season in rushing yards allowed and 31st in sacks.

New Lions defensive tackle Nick Williams wants to change his unit’s performance as well as the perception that division rivals have of the D-line.

“Man, they hungry for it,” Williams said Thursday about his fellow Lions defensive linemen. “We know the record. We know it’s a pecking order in the NFC North and we’re here to change that this year. They’re very hungry, very well-coached with Bo Davis.

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