With the offensive line the major question from last year's Lions team, it would seem reasonable that any avenue to attempt to experiment and patch up the unit would be taken. Draft picks have been used, free agents tapped, and now in the aftermath of the NFL draft more players who slipped out of the draft have been looked into. On Wednesday the Lions signed Dominick Jackson, former Alabama offensive lineman.
Dominick Jackson started in 14 games over two years for the Alabama Crimson Tide at tackle, and prior to that played at the College of San Mateo.
From the Alabama SB Nation blog, Roll Bama Roll:
At San Mateo, NFL scouts drooled over Jackson. When engaged, and mechanically sound, he can be a fantastic linemen, and certainly a starter at the pro level. Overall, he excelled in big games: Against the ferocious pass rushes of Texas A&M, Tennessee, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Auburn, and LSU, Jackson allowed zero sacks and just two hurries. He is a very physical, athletic player with the potential to move inside or outside. Mechanics are Jackson's biggest issue.
With this signing, the Lions roster is again at 90 men.