Lions agreed to terms with No. 65 overall pick OG Larry Warford on a four-year contract.
To date, Warford is the highest draft pick to sign. The former Kentucky Wildcat is a true power-blocking road grader at 6-foot-3, 332 pounds. Warford was expected to be selected higher than he was, and he even drew interest from the Rams with the No. 30 overall pick. The Lions may have gotten a steal in the third round. Warford is permanent-markered in as the starting right guard.
Lions agreed to terms with No. 132 overall pick DE Devin Taylor on a four-year contract.
Taylor was a four-year starter at South Carolina, registering 18.5 career sacks and two forced fumbles. He has good length at 6-foot-7 and 266 pounds, but Taylor isn't overly powerful. In a shallow defensive end depth chart in Detroit, Taylor has an opportunity to see meaningful snaps as a rookie.
Mikel Leshoure faced eight defenders in the box less often than any other running back last season.
Leshoure saw a stacked box just 6.05 percent of the time, yet still averaged a paltry 3.71 YPC. It's a scary number that reaffirms Leshoure's best role is as a short-yardage pounder. That's what he'll be this season as Reggie Bush was signed to jump-start the Lions' running game as the feature back.
Lions agreed to terms with No. 211 overall pick TE Michael Williams on a four-year, $2.22 million contract.
A blocking specialist for the national champion Crimson Tide, Williams caught just 24 passes as a senior. A burly 6-foot-5, 278 pounds, Williams labored to a 5.19 40-yard dash at Alabama's Pro Day. Although Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler's Lions careers are up in the air, Williams doesn't have a future as a pass-catcher.
Lions agreed to terms with No. 245 overall pick LB Brandon Hepburn on a four-year, $2.205 million contract.
One of the final 10 picks of the draft, Hepburn was extremely productive in the FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, but is facing a daunting leap in competition in the NFL. His most likely home is the practice squad.
Lions agreed to terms with No. 171 overall pick WR Corey Fuller on a four-year, $2.283 million contract.
Sixth-round picks are typically 50-50 to make the team, but the Lions' website considers Fuller a "strong candidate" for a roster spot. Fuller was a one-year wonder at Virginia Tech, but boasts 4.43 speed to go along with his 6-foot-2, 204-pound frame. With the Lions absolutely desperate for a downfield burner to pair opposite Calvin Johnson, they'll look for reasons to keep Fuller, instead of vice versa. Still, he's not a realistic threat for 2013 fantasy value, and is little more than a flier in Dynasty leagues.