This week, the Lions added seven more rookies to their incoming class:
- TE Hunter Bryant, Washington
- S Jeremiah Dinson, Auburn
- S Jalen Elliott, Notre Dame
- S Bobby Price, Norfolk State
- FB Luke Sellers, South Dakota State
- P Arryn Siposs, Auburn
- LS Steven Wirtel, Iowa State
Heading into the draft, Bryant was pegged as an early Day 3 type of prospect by most analysts. When teams passed on him due to medical concerns – including his history of knee injuries – the Lions swooped him up with $60K in guaranteed cash. Bryant will fight for his place on the tight end depth chart, somewhere behind T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James.
Dinson, meanwhile, fetched an $80K guarantee between his $30K signing bonus and $50K base guarantee (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle). He’s also a worthwhile name to watch. The Auburn product has experience at both nickel and safety with four interceptions over the course of his collegiate career.