The 2018 NFL Draft is now complete. You can see all six of the Lions’ picks here, but we’re not at all done on the day. There is an entire slew of players that went undrafted that will still have a chance to make an impact with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent (UDFA). Every year, teams add anywhere between six and 15 UDFAs to round out their roster and help compete during the offseason.
And oftentimes, these aren’t insignificant names. Just last year, the Lions added Alex Barrett, Jeremiah Valoaga and Tion Green as UDFAs and each actually played a somewhat significant role for the 2017 Lions.
So follow along as we track all the news that comes in for Detroit’s 2018 UDFA class. It’s important to remember that sometimes players change their mind and go with another team. Additionally, some players are invited to minicamp, but are not signed. We will try to distinguish which players fall in each category when specified.
Lions 2018 UDFA signings
UPDATED 5/11 - The following signings have now been confirmed by the team:
DE Jojo Wicker, Arizona State (Source)
G John Montelus, Virginia (Source)
DB Chris Jones, Nebraska (Source)
DB Antwuan Davis, Texas (Source)
DB Amari Coleman, Central Michigan (Source)
WR Teo Redding, Bowling Green (Source)
CB Mike Ford, Southeast Missouri State (Source)
LB Chad Meredith, Southeast Missouri State (Source)
S Anthony Sherrils, Missouri (Source)
LB Al-Rasheed Benton, West Virginia (Source)
K/P Ryan Santoso, Minnesota (Source)
DT Josh Fatu, USC (Source)
TE DeAndre Goolsby, Florida (Source)
OL Beau Nunn, Appalachian State (Source)
WR Brandon Powell, Florida (Source)
WR Kyle Lewis, Cal Poly (Source)