The Detroit Lions are pushing through the summer and have been taking care of matters on their own end as it relates to signing their draft class.
Wednesday, the team brought another pair of their players into the mix. Running back Jason Huntley and wideout Quintez Cephus both signed with the team.
Huntley revealed the signing with an Instagram post.
During the afternoon, Cephus saw his agency break the story of his addition.
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With this pair in the mix, the Lions only have a pair of players left to sign in their first and last picks. Cornerback Jeff Okudah and defensive lineman Jashon Cornell are the only ones left.
Quintez Cephus Stats
In college, Cephus put up a solid 1,496 yards and 9 touchdowns in a run-heavy Badgers offense. He’s a player that has some potential that could be developed into something a little more, and with the Lions needing wideouts for the future, it’s possible they could take a couple swings in the middle to late rounds at the position.
Cephus didn’t have a fast run at the NFL Combine running in the 4.7’s, but improved things during his early pro day with Wisconsin. More than the speed, it’s the ability of Cephus to run good routes and make solid catches which impresses. As a result of that, he could be a solid pro who sticks in the league.
Jason Huntley Stats
Huntley, out of New Mexico State, is a little-known running back that hadn’t been on many scouting radars to this point, but the youngster packs a punch as well as some rubber, electric legs he uses to his advantage in order to create some big plays. As the highlights say, Huntley might be the fastest player in the draft that nobody’s ever heard of.
In college, Huntley put up some excellent stats, piling up 3,316 total yards and 25 touchdowns, He can be as good a receiver as a runner, and is also a potential special teams ace in waiting given 5 career kickoff returns for touchdowns and 1,521 yards as a special teams player. That leads some to call him one of the most exciting college players around.
If the Lions can figure out how to use Huntley, he could end up being one of the best players to rack up big plays in the draft.
Lions 2020 Draft Class
The Lions had a busy weekend, picking up cornerback Jeff Okudah, running back D’Andre Swift, guard Jonah Jackson, edge rusher Julian Okwara, guard Logan Stenberg, wideout Quintez Cephus, running back Jason Huntley, defensive tackle John Penisini and defensive lineman Jashon Cornell. As a whole, the draft class was solid in plenty of ways. Detroit addressed some of their biggest needs including a new cornerback as well as toughness on the offensive and defensive lines. They also added a potentially elite runner in Swift.
Many have graded the draft highly as a result, and it looks as if the Lions may have even found a few steals along the way to help them out as well. They might have scored one of the best classes in the league as a result.
Now, Huntley and Cephus join Jackson, Penisini, Stenberg, Okwara and Swift as players officially in the mix for 2020.
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