Lions Sign Five Draft Picks & 16 Undrafted Free Agents


The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they’ve signed five draft picks including first-round C Frank Ragnow, second-round RB Kerryon Johnson, fourth-round DL Da’Shawn Hand, fifth-round OT Tyrell Crosby and seventh-round FB Nick Bawden to four-year contracts.

Rd Pick Player Pos. Status
1 20 Frank Ragnow C Signed
2 43 Kerryon Johnson RB Signed
3 82 Tracy Walker DB
4 114 Da’Shawn Hand DL Signed
5 153 Tyrell Crosby OT Signed
7 237 Nick Bawden FB Signed

The Lions also signed 16 undrafted free agents including:

  1. Al-Rasheed Benton/LB/West Virginia
  2. Amari Coleman/CB/Central Michigan
  3. Antwuan Davis/CB/Texas
  4. Josh Fatu/DT/Southern California
  5. Mike Ford/CB/Southeast Missouri
  6. DeAndre Goolsby/TE/Florida
  7. Chris Jones/CB/Nebraska
  8. Kyle Lewis/WR/Cal Poly
  9. Chad Meredith/LB/Southeast Missouri
  10. John Montelus/OL/Virginia
  11. Beau Nunn/OL/Appalachian State
  12. Brandon Powell/WR/Florida
  13. Teo Redding/WR/Bowling Green
  14. Ryan Santoso/P/Minnesota
  15. Anthony Sherrils/S/Missouri
  16. JoJo Wicker/DL/Arizona State

Ragnow, 21, was taken with the No. 20 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Lions. According to, he received an $11,780,138 contract that includes a $6,647,372 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Lions to pick up in 2021. It’s worth mentioning that the fifth-year option is only guaranteed for injury and won’t prevent the two parties from working on a long-term extension.

During his three-year college career at Arkansas, Ragnow was named to the Phil Steele All–America fourth team and All-SEC first team in 2016, AP All-SEC second time in 2016, the Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC first team and All-American first team in 2017, and Lindy’s Sports preseason All-America first team in 2017.

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