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Lions scouting report: Brian Suite

A look at Detroit Lions undrafted free agent Brian Suite and how he fits into the team's plans in 2015.

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S Brian Suite (Utah State) - Undrafted free agent

The Detroit Lions only added three undrafted free agents on the defensive side of the ball this year. One of them is Utah State's Brian Suite, who is up next in our scouting report series.


Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 203 pounds


2012: 73 tackles, 1 INT, 7 PD
2013: 77 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 5 INT, 6 PD, 1 FF
2014: 76 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 2 INT, 9 PD


Random fact

Suite is from Honolulu, Hawaii, and according to Utah State, he "holds the Hawaii state record in the 4x100m relay."

What the experts are saying

CBS Sports:

STRENGTHS: Good length and range, and is a ballhawk who displayed the ability to make game-changing plays. Physical style with good size. Good experience as three-year starter.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks great speed for recovery in deep coverage.

Pro Football Focus:

Played 72% of snaps at FS, 17% at SS, and 11% as a slot CB. Earned a negative grade in run defense.


Outlook for 2015

Considering it's not likely that fellow UDFA safety Isaiah Johnson will make the 53-man roster, it's even more unlikely that there will be room for Suite. I could see him earning a spot on the practice squad with a strong performance on special teams, but that's probably his best-case scenario for 2015 unless a bunch of injuries pile up at safety.

Previous scouting reports

Draft picks: OG Laken TomlinsonRB Ameer AbdullahCB Alex CarterDT Gabe WrightFB Michael BurtonCB Quandre DiggsOT Corey Robinson

UDFAs: QB Anthony BooneRB Zach ZennerRB Desmond MartinRB Rasheed WilliamsWR Vernon JohnsonWR Jared HagginsTE Casey PierceOG Al BondOG Torrian WilsonLB Kevin SnyderS Isaiah Johnson