Lions Sign Third-Round DE Julian Okwara

     

The Detroit Lions have officially announced the signing of third-round DE Julian Okwara.

Okwara becomes the third member of Detroit’s nine-player rookie class to sign their deal. 

Round Player Pos. Status
1 Jeff Okudah CB  
2 D’Andre Swift RB  
3 Julian Okwara OLB Signed
3 Jonah Jackson G  
4 Logan Stenberg G Signed
5 Quintez Cephus WR  
5 Jason Huntley RB  
6 John Penisini DT Signed
7 Jashon Cornell DT  

Okwara, 22, was a two-year starter at Notre Dame before the Lions selected him with the No. 67 pick in the draft.

He is projected to sign a four-year $4,926,810 rookie contract, which includes a $1,143,136 signing bonus.

In his four-year career at Notre Dame, Okwara recorded 77 tackles, 14.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three pass deflections, and two interceptions.

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