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The Lions found a couple diamonds in the rough last year in Fauria and Waddle. Could they do it for a second year in a row?
The Lions have signed 11 undrafted free agents:
James Franklin, QB, 6-2, 230, Missouri: Franklin was a dual-threat quarterback at Missouri, throwing for 6,962 yards and rushing for 1,729 over his career.
Cornelius Lucas, T, 6-9, 328, Kansas State: Lucas, a 6-foot-9, 328-pound offensive lineman from New Orleans who started at left tackle as a junior and senior with the Wildcats.
Andrew Peacock, WR, 5-10, 190, Appalachian State: Peacock finished his career as Appalachian State’s all-time leader with 208 career catches and ranks fifth in school history with 2,108 receiving yards. He had 79 receptions as a junior in 2012 and 78 as a senior in 2013.
Mohammed Seisay, CB, 6-2, 200, Nebraska: Saw action in 2013 in Nebraska’s nickel and dime packages. Finished the season with nine tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for loss.
Gabe Lynn, S, 6-0, 204, Oklahoma:
Started 13 games last year with 57 tackles (three for loss), 2.5 sacks and four interceptions.
Chad Abram, FB, 6-0, 229, Florida State: Helped FSU tally 2,844 yards rushing last year. Had seven carries for 29 yards (4.1 avg.) in 2013. Had nine receptions for 73 yards and three touchdowns. Caught an 11-yard touchdown in the BCS National Championship game.
Alex Bullard, G, 6-2, 302, Tennessee: Played in 11 games with 10 starts at left guard. Helped offensive line gain 2,261 rushing yards, the most by the Vols since 2004.
D.J Morrell, G, 6-6, 325, Old Dominion: Started all 25 games he played at ODU, playing guard and tackle. Held Pittsburgh All-American defensive tackle Aaron Donald (first defensive tackle taken in 2014 draft) to two tackles this past season.
Justin Jackson, LB, 6-1, 230, Wake Forest: The outside linebacker finished his Wake Forest career with 196 total tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, and seven sacks.
Jacob Maxwell, TE, 6-4, 240, Louisiana Lafayette: Recorded 31 catches and six touchdowns in 20 games played over the last two seasons.
Jerome Couplin, S, 6-2, 215, William and Mary: A three-year starter, Couplin finished his career with 257 total tackles (158 solo), 4.5 tackles for a loss, five interceptions, 21 passes defended, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery.
To make room on the 90-man roster for these additions, the Lions released cornerback