OG Torrian Wilson (UCF) - Undrafted free agent
Much like fellow undrafted free agent Al Bond, Torrian Wilson joined the Detroit Lions as an offensive guard after playing tackle in college. Bond did start some games at guard while at Memphis, but it appears that Wilson was strictly a left tackle at UCF.
Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 310 pounds
2011: 4 starts (LT)
2012: 14 starts (LT)
2013: 11 starts (LT)
2014: 13 starts (LT)
Of the Lions' undrafted free agent signings this year, only safety Isaiah Johnson got a bigger signing bonus than Wilson. The Lions gave Wilson $11,000 to sign in order to make sure he ended up in Detroit instead of New England.
#Patriots wanted UCF OT Torrian Wilson but were outbid by #Lions as UDFA.— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) May 4, 2015
What the experts are saying
A better run blocker than pass protector, Wilson had the fifth-highest run block grade among draft eligible left tackles. His 96.0 Pass Blocking Efficiency ranked 62nd out of 92 draft eligible tackles.
Outlook for 2015
Wilson has a good chance to make the 53-man roster simply because there's a spot up for grabs at offensive guard. The Lions may look for someone with more experience to fill that role, but if they opt to go with a young, developmental player, Wilson could fit the bill. At the very least, I would expect him to garner serious consideration for the practice squad if he doesn't make the team.
Previous scouting reports
Draft picks: OG Laken Tomlinson, RB Ameer Abdullah, CB Alex Carter, DT Gabe Wright, FB Michael Burton, CB Quandre Diggs, OT Corey Robinson
UDFAs: QB Anthony Boone, RB Zach Zenner, RB Desmond Martin, RB Rasheed Williams, WR Vernon Johnson, WR Jared Haggins, TE Casey Pierce, OG Al Bond