The new crop of Detroit Lions rookies will get their first look of life in the NFL during next weekend’s rookie minicamp. After that they’ll join the veterans, and that's when the reality of being a rookie in the NFL really sets in.
Before these rookies officially turn the page on their college careers and enter professional football, let’s take a look back at some interesting statistics for each of Detroit’s six draft picks:
0: The number of sacks allowed by offensive linemen Frank Ragnow and Tyrell Crosby in 2017. Ragnow did not allow a sack in 2,603 snaps over a four-year career at Arkansas.
11: Career 100-yard games at Auburn for running back Kerryon Johnson. The Lions haven’t had a 100-yard rusher since Reggie Bush in 2013. Johnson led the SEC in rushing (115.9 ypg), scoring (10.0 ppg) and all-purpose yards (132.1/gm) in 2017.
276: Career tackles for third-round pick Tracy Walker, which ranks third all-time in Louisiana history for tackles by a defensive back.
90: Scholarship offers coming out of high school in Virginia as the No. 1 player in the nation for fourth-round pick Da'Shawn Hand, who ultimately chose Alabama over Michigan and Florida.
58: A Las Vegas native, Crosby changed his number from 73 to 58 for the last game of Oregon’s season last year (Las Vegas Bowl) to commemorate the 58 victims in last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
588: Snaps logged at fullback for seventh-round pick Nick Bawden last year, the second most in FBS among fullbacks. None of those snaps saw him carry the football.
94.5 & 93.7: Ragnow’s 2017 and 2016 season grades were the two highest single-season grades for a center in the Pro Football Focus College era.
3,625: Career all-purpose yards for Johnson – 2,494 (rushing), 478 (receiving), 653 (kick return).
16: With his fourth-round selection, Hand is now one of 16 Alabama defensive linemen to be drafted since 2010.
2,000: In Bawden’s final two seasons as a fullback at SDSU, the team featured a 2,000-yard back in each of those seasons (Rashaad Penny, 2,248 in 2017; Donnel Pumphrey, 2,133 in 2016).
3: Interceptions for Walker in his Louisiana career vs. SEC opponents – at Texas A&M (2017), at Ole Miss (2017) and at Georgia (2016).