Now that the draft is complete, the Detroit Lions have begun to reach out to undrafted players to flesh out the roster. Below is a list of prospects who have reportedly agreed with the team.
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Please note, there is often some fluidity to these announcements because the agreements won’t be formalized for a few days.
Bottom Line: Penny may not be the human highlight reel for the Seahawks that he was for the Aztecs, but he’s a high-effort runner coaches are going to want to give carries to.
Still, this selection is鈥nscrutable. Many experts assumed the Seahawks would seek reinforcements for what’s left of the Legion of Boom, but they drafted heavily in the secondary last year. Offensive line is always a sinkhole, but the Seahawks decided years ago that they were going to pretend not to notice. Penny feels like a luxury for a team that entered the draft with just one pick among the top 100 and is clearly doing some renovations, if not a rebuild. And there may be better running backs on the board. Sorry, Penny: Don’t take this grade personally. It’s not you, it’s them.
Jones had tremendous success early in his tenure, drafting the triplets and winning three Super Bowls in four seasons during the 1990s. But in the 21 seasons since the franchise’s last title, his approach to roster-building specifically at the NFL Draft, have yielded just three playoff wins.
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In the past few drafts, though, Jones, along with his son Stephen (vice president Authentic Malcolm Smith Jersey and the director of player personnel) and has hit on some big draft picks including quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, as well as three pro-bowl linemen ( guard Zach Martin, left tackle Tyron Smith and center Travs Frederick).
Bleacher Report profiled Marcus Davenport earlier in April. The short version: athletic marvel and late bloomer; obliterated blockers at the mid-major level; looked lost at the start of Senior Bowl practices but caused sacks and turnovers in the game; mild-mannered Silent Storm personality off the field.
One thing to point out about Davenport’s level of competition is that UTSA plays in Conference USA, which may not be the conference it was 15 years ago, but it ain’t the Division VI East Prairie Nowhere Conference, either. The offensive linemen Davenport tossed around like bags of flour were FBS athletes. So the ramp-up to NFL competition won’t be as extreme as it’s made out to be, though he’s still fundamentally very raw.