Who the Detroit Lions have signed as NFL undrafted free agents

The Detroit Lions hit it big in the “eighth round” of the NFL Draft last year, signing two cornerbacks among their exhausted free agent class who played significant roles as rookies.

AJ Parker won the starting slot cornerback in Week 1, and Jerry Jacobs appeared as the starting cornerback before tearing his ACL to pieces late in the season.

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“Dan (Campbell) and I have always said that you can call us the land of opportunity,” Lions general manager Brad Holmes said at his pre-draft press conference. “We do not care where you come from. We do not care where you were drafted, what the depth chart looks like, where, ‘Oh, this guy is a vet’ and all that. We do not care about any of that.

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