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Lions have invited 19 rookies to tryout at this weekends mini-camp

Posted by ttwentyman on May 11, 2012 – 2:37 pm

The Lions have invited 19 rookies to their mini-camp for a tryout this weekend:

RJ Archer, QB, William & Mary
Fabian Connor, CB, Purdue
Gary Gray, CB, Notre Dame
Maurice Hampton, DT, Maryland
Michael Hoag, G, Wake Forest
Armauni Johnson, WR, Idaho
Wallace Miles, WR, North Carolina A&T
Brad Ohrman, DE, Eastern Michigan
Ayanga Okpowuruk, DE, Duke
Aaron Oliver, LB, Arizona State
Phillip Price, T, Clemson
Sam Proctor, FS, Oklahoma
Brandon Rankin, DT, Washington State
Greg Shaw, T, LSU
Todd Storm, DE, Michigan Tech
A.J. Strum, T, Ohio
Jacquis Terry, RB, Kent State
Kris Cavitt, C, Louisiana Tech
Troy Woolfolk, CB, Michigan

The Lions signed the following 17 undrafted free agents who are participating:

Rodney Austin, G, Elon
Samuel Barham, T, Penn State
Pat Boyle, G, Temple
Troy Burrell, WR, Wayne State
Michael Cosgrove, DT, Idaho
Derek Dimke, K, Illinois
Patrick Edwards, WR, Houston
Alex Gottlieb, TE, William & Mary
Stephfon Green, RB, Penn State
Jared Karstetter, WR, Washington State
Alonzo Lawrence, DS, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Edmon McClam, DE, Old Dominion
Carmen Messina, LB, New Mexico
Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
Joseph Oram, G, Weber State
Ronnie Sneed, LB, Kentucky
Austin Wells, TE, Northern Iowa

First-year players participating (players who haven’t accrued a season credit toward free agency):

James Bryant, FB
Marcus Harris, WR
Terrence Tolliver, WR

2012 Draft picks:

Bill Bentley, CB, Louisiana Lafayette
Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
Jonte Green, CB, New Mexico State
Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion
Ronnell Lewis, DE, Oklahoma
Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
Riley Reiff, T, Iowa
Tahir Whitehead, LB, Temple


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9 Responses to “Lions have invited 19 rookies to tryout at this weekends mini-camp”

  1. By Mtz on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Watch out for Carmen Messina LB , from New Mexico .. He will make Travis Lewis look like a baby. He has a heart of a NFL player. Watch out Lewis.

  2. By BigV303 on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Patrick Edwards WR and Stephfon Green RB those guys are explosive.Edmon McCalm is a Beast, Cliff Avril better sign his tender or he may not have a JOB.

  3. By BigV303 on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Just seen some film on Terrance Toliver WR, this guy looks nice, 6’5 another bookend like Calvin, Scary.

  4. By russbell on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    commenting on big v303 the guy terrance got big play ability they should
    have used him in the shoot out with the not so much saints last year
    but they kept him on the bench just cant understand it but hoping they
    uses him this year he is very good but not a good bench warmer i am
    likey the new lions superbowl or bust go lions

  5. By Soulman45 on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    This fellow got size noting else.

  6. By Va Lions Fan on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    Watch out for Archer he was a great QB at William and Mary. he’d be a great practice squad addition at least.

  7. By Don on May 13, 2012 | Reply

    Looking at tape on YouTube
    Stephon Green From Penn State, This Dude is Fast Man and he can run like the wind Man! Give this Guy a hole and let him hit it and he is Gone man! Good Man to have in Camp!
    Troy Burrell From Wayne State, Another man that can Run and catch and hang onto what comes to him, is a great Long ball catcher.
    Carmen Massina who I believe was a LOBO from Arizon State. this dude Loves to HIT! He is a great Tackler and good at it! would love to see him and Ronnell Lewis in the same LBer group!Patrick Edwards from Houston has a great set of Hands on him too! The dude can catch. And has the after the catch ability to get going after the catch.
    Could’nt Get tape on Allmost all of the OL players. Ts or Gs.
    And some DTs, DEs and TEs.
    Did get to see some onAlex Gottlieb TE William and Mary Col. and the Dude catches anything that get’s near him, a Little slow after the catch But, does pick up extra yards after the catch. Could hit the wght Room.
    If I find more film let you know what it looks like, But what I can say is that if these guy’s are invited then our Scouting Dept is doing a Great job finding potential players.
    Oh and I noticed that there was’nt must intrigue on Jonte Green from New Mexico State. But, I think there should be. This guy can Playthe Backfield CB or Safety!
    and Alonzo Lawrence From Miss. Gulf Coast can play the backfield too. and play’s with a little chip on his shoulder.Did see film on these two players (Jonte and Alonzo).
    GO LIONS!

  8. By jkill(TRUE LIONS FAN!!) on May 13, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we are blessed to have the problem of too much talent to be able to keep everyone….if we could find a diamond in the ruff so to speak at one of the OL positions..that would be great! even if it is the oft injured OT from Miam..

  9. By Detroit Lions Junkie on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    We have a great crop of players in this year!

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