Detroit Lions sign 12 undrafted rookie free agents

The Lions begin rookie minicamp on Friday

It has been a busy morning for the Detroit Lions.

Not only did they sign seven of their 2022 NFL Draft picks, but they also revealed the numbers that each of their eight draft picks will be wearing to begin rookie minicamp.

In addition, the Lions have announced that they have signed 12 undrafted rookie free agents.

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Those UDFAs are as follows:

  • RB Greg Bell – San Diego State
  • CB Cedric Boswell – Miami (Ohio)
  • TE Derrick Deese Jr. – San Jose State
  • T Obinna Eze – TCU
  • TE Nolan Givan – Southeastern Louisiana
  • G Kevin Jarvis – Michigan State
  • WR Josh Johnson – Tulsa
  • G Zein Obeid – Ferris State
  • WR Kalil Pimpleton – Central Michigan
  • WR Corey Sutton – Appalachian State
  • DL Demetrius Taylor – Appalachian State
  • CB Jermaine Waller – Virginia Tech

Detroit Lions best UDFA fit for 2022

Following the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions immediately began signing draft-eligible players who did not hear their names called over the seven rounds.

Here is a list of the players the Lions have reportedly signed.

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WR Kalil Pimpleton, Central Michigan (Info)

RB Greg Bell, San Diego State (Info)

DT Demetrius Taylor, Appalachian State (Info)

OT Obinna Eze, TCU (Info)

TE Nolan Given, Southeastern Louisiana (Info)

WR Corey Sutton, Appalachian State (Info)

WR Josh Johnson, Tulsa (Info)

DB Cedric Boswell, Miami Ohio (Info)

TE Derrick Deese Jr., San Jose State (Info)

CB Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech (Info)

OG Kevin Jarvis, Michigan State (Info)

OL Zein Obeid, Ferris State (Info)

According to Nick Baumgardner of The Athletic, OT Obinna Eze out of TCU is the ‘Best UDFA Fit’ for the Lions in 2022.

Here is what Baumgardner has to say about Eze and his potential fit with the Lions.

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Detroit Lions: Obinna Eze, OT (TCU)

Eze has true tackle measurables, including an overdose of length. Eze’s 36 1/8-inch arms and 86 3/8-inch wingspan will give him a chance at the next level despite some pretty poor overall technique. He’s a project, to be sure, but one with traits that really can’t be ignored. If it clicks, there’s swing tackle possibility, something for which everyone’s always on the lookout.

Eze, who was the No. 19 offensive tackle according to draft guru Dane Brugler, was given $170,000 to sign so it would not be surprising at all to see him make the team out of camp.

Nation, which UDFA do you think has the best chance of making the Lions in 2022?


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