Comes to Detroit as an unrestricted free agent in 2017 after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Falcons, where he established himself as a valuable member on special teams and leader within the Falcons linebacker corps. In his first four seasons he recorded 382 tackles (242 solo), four sacks, two interceptions, 10 pass defenses, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Entered the NFL in 2013 as an undrafted rookie free agent.
2016: Established a primary role on special teams and provided linebacker depth for a Falcons team that appeared in Super Bowl LI.
2015: Started 15 games and led the team with 95 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four pass defenses.
2014: Finished with a team-high 142 total tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and three pass defenses.
2013: Appeared in all 16 games (12 starts) as a rookie and led the team with 137 total tackles (92 solo).
Four-year linebacker at the University of Delaware. Led the Blue Hens in tackles with 107 (57 solo) in 2012.
Was a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works team for outstanding community service.
Mike O'Hara asked local radio, TV and internet personalities to make their picks for the player they think would help the Lions the most with the 21st pick in the first round.
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