Lions give undrafted RB Mohamed Ibrahim a big signing bonus
After making eight selections in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions immediately got to work in the remaining pool of players that went undrafted. One of the biggest names that the Lions have signed so far is Minnesota RB Mohamed Ibrahim.
Much of that is due to the fact that the Lions gave Ibrahim $100,000 guaranteed. That deal is equivalent to a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft. That tells us that the Lions could expect to have Ibrahim work his way onto the 53-man roster. That’s much more significant than just being a body for training camp.
When you go through the career of Ibrahim at Minnesota, it’s peaks and valleys. However, much of the good outweighs the bad. During his college career, he set the Minnesota career rushing yards record (4,668) and touchdowns (53) record.
The downside to Ibrahim is that he’s not overly fast and he’s battled through injuries for much of his career. During the 2021 season, he missed every game of the season but one due to a torn Achilles. If healthy, it shouldn’t be surprising for Ibrahim to make the roster and potentially have a short-yardage role for the Lions.
It’s unlikely for him to carve into the roles of David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs. One thing for sure is that he’ll certainly be a name worth monitoring this summer.
Former Minnesota RB Mohamed Ibrahim is signing with the #Lions on a deal that includes $100,000 guaranteed, per source. Basically the same money as being a seventh-round pick, with the ability to renegotiate sooner. When healthy, Ibrahim is a baller.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2023