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10 small-school sleepers who could fit with the Detroit Lions

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Logan Lamorandier
Born and raised just outside of Kalamazoo as a die-hard Detroit sports fan. Attended Western Michigan University and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona not too long after graduation. Currently a medical sales rep and unapologetic Lions addict.

[tps_header]One mark of a great general manager is his ability to find NFL talent where you may least expect it. Lions GM Bob Quinn has been assiduously working on unearthing some draft day steals from smaller colleges, outside of the familiar NFL breeding grounds. Below is a list of potential sleepers that the Lions could select on draft day.[/tps_header]


[tps_title]1. Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State[/tps_title]

  • Height: 5-foot-11
  • Weight: 216-pounds
  • 40-yard: 4.49-seconds (Pro-day)
  • Proj. round: 5-6
  • Analysis: Byard was considered a combine snub this year. He talked with the Lions after he performed admirably at his pro-day with a 38-inch vertical and 22 reps on the bench. The ball-hawking safeties game film may even be more impressive than his workout numbers. Albeit against lesser competition, Byard built quite the highlight reel. Watch below:

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