Lions Sign Second-Round DT Levi Onwuzurike

The Lions announced they signed second-round DT Levi Onwuzurike to a four-year rookie contract.

This pushes the Lions over the halfway mark in signing their seven-player 2021 draft class. 

Round Player Pos. Note
1 Penei Sewell OT Signed
2 Levi Onwuzurike DT Signed
3 Alim McNeil DT Signed
3 Ifeatu Melifonwu CB  
4 Amon-Ra St. Brown WR  
4 Derrick Barnes LB  
7 Jermar Jefferson RB Signed

 

Onwuzurike, 23, was a two-year starter at Washington and was first team All-Pac 12 in 2019. He decided to opt out of the 2020 season.

The Lions drafted Onwuzurike with pick No. 41 overall in the second round.

Onwuzurike is expected to sign a four-year deal worth $8,148,892 million and a $3,286,467 million signing bonus. 

Lance Zierlien compares Onwuzurike to Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson.

During his college career at Washington, Onwuzurike recorded 95 tackles and seven sacks.

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