At the end of the seventh and final round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Detroit signed 12 undrafted free agents.
Who are the four players who will be on the Lions’ roster?
Before we glance into the NFL crystal ball, let us congratulate all 12 for making it this far.
According to reports, just 6.5 percent of high school football players go on to play college football, and only 1.2 percent of college players are picked by the NFL.
The first thing that stands out about this group is the amount of money given to four of these prospects by Detroit.
Let’s talk about them!
OT Obinna Eze (TCU)
It’s surprised he didn’t go in the later rounds after viewing him on game tape versus Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and California. For an undrafted free agent, Eze moves quite well.
He shows potential as a developmental offensive tackle and will make the squad as a backup swing offensive tackle.
Athleticism and size are both strengths.
While his weaknesses are Lack of lateral footwork in pass protection, difficulty picking up blitzes, run blocking, and mediocre anchor when pushed by bull rushes.
OG/OT Kevin Jarvis (Michigan State)
His three strengths are enough to get him on this team. In a pinch, a technician who can swing to tackle. Jarvis might not have the perfect feet for a pass pro tackle, but he does have the knowledge.
On tape, he appeared to be someone the Lions might win with against Nebraska, Michigan, and Ohio State in 2021.
Strengths are adaptable, competitive, and tough, while weaknesses could be attributed as Maintaining pass and run blocks for an extended period of time.
WR Josh Johnson (Tulsa)
On tape, Johnson appears to be a natural-looking receiver with focus, some get-up-and-go in the open field, a flair for creating plays, and swag.
Because of these five characteristics, Johnson will stand out among the Lions’ returning receivers. Johnson has a similar vibe to Victor Cruz.
he is a proper playmaker but his size can be a liability.
TE Nolan Givan (Southeastern Louisiana)
Expect Givan, who was born in Michigan, to learn from former NFL tight end and current Lions head coach Dan Campbell. Anyone who has half a highlight film with blocking is a lock.
Despite the fact that Detroit only kept two tight ends following the cuts last year, Givan is likely to be Campbell’s most difficult final 53-man roster choice.
Campbell will ultimately choose Givan because there is something special about him.
The Lions’ scouts performed an excellent job, as the undrafted players appeared better this year than previous.