Lions Sign Fifth-Round CB Amani Oruwariye


The Detroit Lions have signed fifth-round CB Amani Oruwariye to a four-year contract on Thursday, according to Kyle Meinke.

Oruwariye is the first of the Lions’ 2019 draft picks to sign his rookie deal:

Round Pick Team Player Pos. College Note
1. 8. DET T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa  
2. 43. DET Jahlani Tavai LB Hawaii  
3. 81. DET Will Harris S B.C.  
4. 117. DET Austin Bryant DE Clemson  
5. 146. DET Amani Oruwariye CB Penn State Signed
6. 184. DET Travis Fulgham WR Old Dom.  
6. 186. DET Ty Johnson RB Maryland  
7. 224. DET Isaac Nauta TE Georgia  
7. 229. DET P.J. Johnson DT Arizona  

Oruwariye, 23, was selected with the No. 146 overall pick in the fifth round by the Lions out of Penn State. He’s projected to receive a four-year, $2,827,622 contract that includes a $307,622 signing bonus.

During his college career at Penn State, Oruwariye recorded 106 tackles, eight interceptions, one defensive touchdown, 20 pass defenses and a forced fumble over the course of four seasons and 38 games.

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