Three undrafted free agents really stood out against the Browns, albeit for different reasons.
Jerome Couplin, the safety from William & Mary, wasted no time introducing himself to the Ford Field crowd with an earth-shattering hit. The more impressive aspect was his form—he broke down, exploded into the player and wrapped up.
He added a tackle for a loss in an effort to make the practice squad, if not the 53-man roster.
When the Lions signed defensive tackle Gregory Hickman, it didn't register anywhere. This particular writer didn't think he'd be anything other than camp fodder, but Hickman isn't having it. He constantly wreaked havoc in Cleveland's backfield, earning PFF's top grade for the game.
He doesn't have a chance at Detroit's roster, but if he clears waivers, he's making a case for the practice squad.
Lastly, ballyhooed offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas didn't get off to the best start. He was responsible for the sack of Dan Orlovsky and looked like he had no clue of what to do on the play. He reached out in an effort to make a help block, but the man he swatted at appeared to be his responsibility.
However, he found his footing as the game wore on and the level of the competition dropped. He demonstrated an ability to dance with speedsters and had no problem using his big frame to absorb power rushes.
Brandon Alisoglu is a Detroit Lions Featured Columnist who has written about the Lions on multiple sites. He also co-hosts a Lions-centric podcast, Lions Central Radio. Yell at him on Twitter about how wrong he is @BrandonAlisoglu.
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