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Lions sign Jarrad Davis

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The Lions will open rookie minicamp with their first-round pick under contract.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the team has agreed to a deal with linebacker Jarrad Davis. Like all first-round picks, Davis signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth season.

Davis missed time with an ankle injury during his final year at Florida, but his play when healthy earned strong reviews for his tackling and overall athletic ability. The Lions have plans to play him at middle linebacker and Davis seems a good bet to be in the starting lineup right from the jump.

Davis is the first of the Lions’ nine picks to sign, although he’ll likely have company soon with minicamp getting started and all the rookies converging on Detroit.

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8 Responses to “Lions sign Jarrad Davis”
  1. Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as '2015 PRO BOWL MVP' Matthew Stafford says: May 12, 2017 9:17 AM

    This team is on the rise. Seems like they have depth in most positions for the first time in a long time. New GM has done well so far

  2. johny248 says: May 12, 2017 9:29 AM

    Does it really even matter? SOL

  3. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 9:54 AM

    Injury prone and a Florida product.

    Red flags.

  4. groleo45 says: May 12, 2017 9:54 AM

    Within the last three years…new coach, new owner, new GM & 2 playoff appearances. They won’t be taken seriously until they can win the division and a playoff game, but they’re not far away.

    These are not the SOL

  5. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 10:03 AM

    Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as ‘2015 PRO BOWL MVP’ Matthew Stafford says:
    May 12, 2017 9:17 AM
    This team is on the rise. Seems like they have depth in most positions for the first time in a long time. New GM has done well so far

    —————-

    How do you know this?

    The GM just got there, this is his first real draft with his own scouts and people in place, etc.

    Next, Florida players are usually busts in the NFL.

    Lastly, this kid was hurt a lot at the NCAA level.

  6. electricboogalo says: May 12, 2017 10:40 AM

    Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as ‘2015 Pro Bowl alternative because the real Pro Bowl players didn’t show up’ Matthew Stafford.

  7. your6ringsaremeaninglessnow says: May 12, 2017 11:19 AM

    I prefer to refer to him as “Future First Ballot Hall of Famer” Mathew Stafford. Whether or not Jarrad Davis can stay healthy will determine if this was a great pick. Draft grades are doled out three years too early.

  8. dawoger says: May 12, 2017 4:38 PM

    Very upsetting pick and signing for the 3rd rate minisoda clown revue.

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