The 2018 NFL Draft is complete and the Detroit Lions have landed a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends but most moves became official this week.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The prospects all went undrafted for a reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. And sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
We have every player the Lions have signed below.
AL-Rasheed Benton, LB, WVU
Amari Coleman, DB, Central Michigan
Antwuan Davis, DB, Texas
Josh Fatu, DT, USC
Mike Ford, CB, Southeast Missouri State
DeAndre Goolsby, TE, Florida
Michael Hill, DL, Ohio State
Chris Jones, DB, Nebraska
Brett Kendrick, OL, Tennessee
Kyle Lewis, WR, Cal Poly
Chad Meredith, OLB, Southeast Missouri
John Montelus, G, Virginia
Beau Nunn, OL, Appalachian State
Brandon Powell, WR, Florida
Teo Redding, WR, Bowling Green
Ryan Santoso, K/P, Minnesota
Anthony Sherrils, S, Missouri
JoJo Wicker, DL, Arizona State
It's a fairly large group for the Lions, who are looking to fill some holes to fill on the roster.
Perhaps the most notable player on the list is Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell, who was a gadget player for the Gators and could serve the same role for the Lions. He's also a quality return man, which is likely his best chance to make the roster.
Another name worth watching is Minnesota kicker/punter Ryan Santoso, who will provide a competition for both jobs in camp.
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