Gone are the days of long contract negotiations for NFL rookies, and we can add the Lions to the list of teams who are getting their draft picks’ contracts done in a hurry.
The Lions announced today that first-round pick Taylor Decker and eight other drafted rookies have signed. The only rookie who hasn’t signed yet is A’Shawn Robinson, a second-round defensive tackle out of Alabama. There’s no word on why Robinson hasn’t signed yet, but it’s unlikely that there will be any significant holdup for Robinson, or for any NFL rookie.
Decker is a 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive lineman from Ohio State who is expected to earn the starting right tackle spot on the Lions.
Detroit’s other draft picks are Washington State offensive lineman Joe Dahl, Michigan center Graham Glasgow, Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew, Baylor long snapper Jimmy Landes, Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock, Washington running back Dwayne Washington, Georgia Southern linebacker Antwione Williams and Penn State defensive lineman Anthony Zettel.