Detroit Lions Undrafted Free Agents: Need-to-Know Info for Every Signee

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Detroit Lions Undrafted Free Agents: Need-to-Know Info for Every Signee
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The 2014 NFL draft has finally finished, and after eight Detroit Lions picks, one would think it was time to take a breath.

It's not.

Instead, it's time to turn an eye and an ear to the flurry of undrafted free-agent signings. Last year, the Lions found a starting right tackle in LaAdrian Waddle and a tight end who caught seven touchdowns, so these guys do matter.

Before you click through for info on each signee, perhaps we should recap where the Lions stand heading into the frenzy. 

With their first- and sixth-round picks, general manager addressed the need for receiving threats with tight end Eric Ebron and wide receiver T.J. Jones. He also added center Travis Swanson in the third to eventually replace Dominic Raiola. 

The bulk of the draft picks were spent on defense, with standout linebacker Kyle Van Noy getting snagged in the second round following a trade. Cornerback Nevin Lawson, defensive end Larry Webster and interesting defensive tackle prospect Caraun Reid are all on their way to Detroit as well.

And with the final pick of their 2014 draft, the Lions snagged kicker Nate Freese of Boston College. 

In a rare move, the Lions addressed several needs in this draft and really only need to focus on finding a safety and maybe a long-term backup quarterback. Otherwise, Detroit is free to go mining for that diamond in the rough.

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