The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they’ve signed third-round CB Ifeatu Melifonwu to a four-year rookie contract.
The Lions have now signed their entire 2021 draft class:
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Melifonwu, 22, is the brother of 49ers S Obi Melifonwu and was a two-year starter for Syracuse. He was also named third team All-ACC in 2020. The Lions drafted Melifonwu with pick No. 101 in the third round.
Melifonwu is expected to sign a four-year deal worth $4,785,850 million with a $840,618 million signing bonus.
During his three-year career at Syracuse, Melifonwu recorded 88 tackles, one sack, 26 deflections, and three interceptions.