Several UDFAs played valuable roles for Lions last season

“I do believe we have a very unique, collaborative and thorough process on that front,” Holmes said after the season of their process for identifying and signing undrafted talent. “So, that’s the first part, but after we acquire them, it’s what we were talking about earlier about Dan (Campbell) and I’s vision, our plan, on player development and how we view it and how we’re not scared to let young guys play – we’re just not.”

Detroit was able to sign cornerback AJ Parker, cornerback Jerry Jacobs, tight end Brock Wright and guard Tommy Kraemer as undrafted free agents. All four players ended up playing valuable roles in Detroit and got terrific experience in their first year in the league.

Parker had an impressive training camp and won the nickel cornerback spot out of camp and was solid all year.

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