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
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
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.
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 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, OG Torrian Wilson, LB Kevin Snyder, S Isaiah Johnson