Detroit Lions sign undrafted free agent wide receiver Dylan Drummond

Today the Detroit Lions announced that they’ve signed Eastern Michigan wide receiver Dylan Drummond. Over the weekend, the Lions invited 10 players to a rookie minicamp in Allen Park. The strong impression earned Drummond a contract.

During his 52 games played at Eastern Michigan, Drummond had 183 receptions for 2028 yards and 14 touchdowns. This past season, he averaged a career high of 15.9 yards per reception for the Eagles. He was also a kick and punt returner during portions of his five year career at EMU with 39 total returns under his belt.

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At the Eastern Michigan Pro Day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds. Meanwhile, he posted 33″ vertical jump and had a 3-cone drill time of 6.86 seconds. Standing 6’0″ and 194 pounds, he doesn’t have blazing speed but he has shown good fluidity to run and create yards after the catch.

Since the news of wide receiver Jameson Williams being suspended for 6 games, the Lions have made their intentions clear of upgrading the wide receiver room. They added North Carolina wide receiver Antoine Green in the 7th round of the 2023 NFL Draft. They’ve also added undrafted free agents Keytaon Thompson and Chase Cota. There’s a chance that one of these players stick on the roster, maybe it could be Drummond out of Eastern Michigan.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire