Lions ink 9 of 10 draft picks, A'Shawn Robinson unsigned
Allen Park — The Lions signed nine of their 10 draft picks before starting rookie minicamp Friday, leaving second-round defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson as the only rookie who’s not yet under contract.
Rookie contracts require little negotiating these days with players having their salaries slotted based on draft position, and a few of the players signed on Thursday. Still, once the Lions sign Robinson, they’ll have one less off-season task to worry about.
In addition to signing the draft picks, the Lions provided jersey numbers to the new players. They’re listed below:
*OT Taylor Decker, No. 68
*DT A’Shawn Robinson, No. 91
*C Graham Glasgow, No. 60
*SS Miles Killebrew, No. 35
*G/T Joe Dahl, No. 66
*LB Antwione Williams, No. 52
*QB Jake Rudock, No. 14
*DE Anthony Zettel, No. 69
*LS Jimmy Landes, No. 42
*RB Dwayne Washington, No. 36
In addition to the rookies, the draft picks and undrafted signees, the Lions had a few players with NFL experience at practice Friday, albeit with minimal participation — defensive lineman Kerry Hyder, offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson and wide receiver Austin Willis.
The Lions also had several tryout players at Friday’s practice, the first of three days, but refused to share their names.