OG Alex Bullard (Tennessee) - Undrafted free agent
Of the three offensive guards the Detroit Lions signed as undrafted free agents this year, only Alex Bullard played at an FBS school. Actually, he played in the SEC at Tennessee, whereas the Lions' other two UDFA guards came from FCS schools (Robert Morris and Old Dominion, which is currently transitioning to the FBS).
Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 300 pounds
2011: 12 starts
2012: 2 starts
2013: 11 starts
Bullard was at Notre Dame for two seasons before transferring to Tennessee in 2011. At Tennessee, he made starts at all three interior spots on the offensive line and even played some tight end as well.
What the experts are saying
Bullard has fallen under the radar in the scouting community because of his size but possesses the versatility, power, and skill to back up at multiple interior offensive line positions for a power running or ball control offense.
Outlook for 2014
Bullard's versatility would be very useful in a backup role, but there is only one spot truly up for grabs for the interior offensive line, and it's tough to see him beating out Rodney Austin. Bullard should be in the mix for the practice squad, though.
Previous scouting reports
Draft picks: TE Eric Ebron, OLB Kyle Van Noy, C Travis Swanson, CB Nevin Lawson, DE Larry Webster, DT Caraun Reid, WR TJ Jones, K Nate Freese
UDFAs: QB James Franklin, FB Chad Abram, WR Andrew Peacock, TE Jacob Maxwell, OT Cornelius Lucas, OG D.J. Morrell