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Report: Detroit Lions sign UDFA guard Beau Benzschawel

The Lions were among the rookie’s many suitors.

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The Detroit Lions have signed undrafted free agent guard Beau Benzschawel, according to a report on Sunday by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Per Rapoport’s report, the guard had more than 20 teams offering him a deal as an undrafted free agent. He chose to come to Detroit, and will have a chance to compete for a roster spot this training camp.

The guard played four seasons for the Badgers. He was named as an All-American in both 2017 and 2018. He also earned first team All-Big Ten honors in both years. In 2016 he was named second team All-Big 10.

Benzschawel should fit in well with the Lions offense — which projects to be run heavy under new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell — as he was named by Pro Football Focus to be the best run blocker in college football last season.

The guard is the 12th reported UDFA signing by the Lions. You can keep track of all of Detroit’s post-draft signings with our UDFA trackers here.

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