Lions Sign Sixth-Round DT John Penisini


The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with sixth-round DT John Penisini on Monday, according to his agency. 

The Lions have now signed two of their nine draft picks:

1Jeff OkudahCB 
2D’Andre SwiftRB 
3Julian OkwaraOLB 
3Jonah JacksonG 
4Logan StenbergGSigned
5Quintez CephusWR 
5Jason HuntleyRB 
6John PenisiniDTSigned
7Jashon CornellDT 

Penisini, 22, was a two-year starter at Utah. The Lions used the No. 197 overall pick in the sixth round on him.

Penisini is projected to sign a four-year, $3,466,178 contract that includes a $171,178 signing bonus. 

During his college career at Utah, Penisini recorded 80 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, a recovery and two passes defended over the course of three seasons and 28 games. 

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