Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions Draft Perspective


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Front Office: Decision Makers


* = who really pulls the trigger on draft day

Instant Draft Grades (Most Recent Class)                     


  • 1.1: QB Matthew Stafford: The Lions needed a new direction forward, Calvin Johnson is a happy man. Grade: A-.
  • 1.20: TE Brandon Pettigrew: Complete tight end is a solid selection who should start for years. Grade: B.
  • 2.33: DB Louis Delmas: Stafford can lead the offense, Delmas can lead the defense. Grade: A-.
  • 3.76: LB DeAndre Levy: Strong and quick player could project at several spots, including MLB. Grade: C.
  • 3.82: WR Derrick Williams: Not real tall or super fast, but should help on special teams. Grade: C+.
  • 4.115: DT Sammie Lee Hill: Bruising, stout, and strong, is a sleeper DT with upside to improve. Grade: C.
  • 6.192: RB Aaron Brown: Skinny tailback, is most respected for his kick return skills. Grade: C+.
  • 7.228: OT Lydon Murtha: Highly athletic prospect hasn't stayed healthy in college. Grade: C.
  • 7.236: LB Zach Follett: Stiff high motor defender could find a place on special teams. Grade: C-.

Undrafted Free Agents


LB Spenser Smith, Eastern Michigan, Detroit

WR Tommy Saunders, Missouri, Detroit

DL Ryan Kees, St. Cloud State, Detroit

OL Chris Kemme, Akron, Detroit

OC Dan Gerberry, Ball State, Detroit

WR D.J. Boldin, W. Forest, Detroit

DT John Gill, Northwestern, Detroit

LB Daniel Holtzclaw, Eastern Michigan, Detroit (Try out)

FS Otis Wiley, Michigan State, Detroit (Failed Physical)

OT Steve Jonas, Colgate, Detroit (Try out)


UDFA Try-outs and Contracts as of 1st Mini Camp

$ = Opening day roster

Practice Squad


This section will be updated after 53-man rosters are set in the fall.



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