Lions sign five of seven draft picks
On the eve of their rookie mini-camp, the Detroit Lions announced they have signed five of their seven draft picks to four-year deals.
The group includes Stanford cornerback Alex Carter (third round), Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright (fourth round), Rutgers fullback Michael Burton (fifth round), Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs (sixth round) and South Carolina offensive tackle Corey Robinson (seventh round).
The top two picks — Duke offensive guard Laken Tomlinson and Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah — remain unsigned but are expected to participate in the three-day camp beginning Friday.
The team also announced the signing of 12 undrafted rookie free agents, including Memphis offensive guard Al Bond, Duke quarterback Anthony Boone, Notre Dame kicker Kyle Brindza, Georgia Tech safety Isaiah Johnson, Texas A&M Commerce receiver Vernon Johnson, North Carolina A&T receiver Desmond Lawrence, Kent State tight end Casey Pierce, Rutgers linebacker Kevin Snyder, Utah State safety Brian Suite, Alfred State running back Rasheed Williams, Central Florida offensive guard Torrian Wilson and South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner.