Lions Sign Five Of Their Draft Picks, 12 Undrafted Rookie Free AgentsThe Lions have signed five players they drafted and signed 12 undrafted rookie free agents, eight of whom play offense.
Diggs Confident He Can Contribute For Lions: 'Don't Let The Speed Fool You'"Don't the speed fool you," Diggs said after Detroit drafted him in the sixth round. "Don't let the height fool you. I'm a competitor."
Lions Bolster Run Game With Abdullah, Youngest Of Nine Who Says He Was Inspired By Siblings"We all just wanted to compete with each other," Abdullah said. "It was inspirational when we saw someone else achieve something."
Mayhew Says Lions Hunted In Draft For Guys With 'Great Character And An Edge'Detroit compiled what appears to be another high-character class, and Mayhew explained why when he reviewed the draft Saturday.
Lions' 2015 Draft PicksThe Lions met needs by drafting two offensive linemen, a running back and a fullback, two cornerbacks and a defensive lineman.
Mayhew On Lions' 2015 Draft: 'The Need Frequently Matched Up With The Grades'"Obviously we feel good about all these players," Mayhew said. "But as we talked about before, these guys have to come in and perform now."
Lions Select Tackle Corey Robinson With Seventh-Round PickThe 6-foot-8, 344-pound Robinson started every game for the Gamecocks in 2014.
Burton Put On 20 Pounds In Preparation For Draft, Had Interest From Several Teams"A lot of teams were telling me they wanted to see me around like 245 to 250 range," Burton said. "Right now I'm around 248, 250."
Packers Draft Michigan LB Jake Ryan In 4th RoundThe 6-foot-2 3/8, 240-pound Ryan moved to middle linebacker in Michigan's 4-3 defense as a fifth-year senior last season.
Miami Selects Spartans' Tony Lippett In 5th Round Lippett played offense, defense and special teams in the Cotton Bowl last season to cap his college career.
Bears Take Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford In 4th RoundThe 6-foot, 208-pounder ran for 1,522 yards on 276 carries with 22 touchdowns last season after rushing for 1,422 and 18 touchdowns in 2013.
Lions Take Cornerback Quandre Diggs With Sixth-Round PickAs a senior, Diggs logged 73 tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups. In his four seasons for Texas, he started 49 games.