Burgess comes from a successful defense with a winning culture, which is something that general manager Bob Quinn values highly in his draft picks.
Utah is known for developing defensive talent, as they played around with Burgess taking snaps at corner, safety and nickel, where despite only making four starts in his college career, he still managed to rack up 116 tackles and nine tackles for loss.
Burgess’ speed and versatility could make him an Swiss army knife with the Lions, as he could be a special teams standout before competing with Duron Harmon, Tracy Walker, Jayron Kearse and Miles Killebrew at the safety spot.
While the Lions did re-sign Danny Amendola to a one-year, $5 million deal, he’s not getting any younger, and Detroit will eventually miss his reliability to never drop the ball and get key third downs.
Hill could be an ideal replacement for Amendola should the Lions choose not to re-sign him next season. The all-time receptions leader at Ohio State is a model of consistency with knack for running precision-heavy routes that carries over well into the NFL.
With Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. specializing as deep-ball, possession receivers, Hill could use clever routes over the middle to get mismatches against linebackers over the middle and make an impact in Detroit, contributing to an already deep receiving core.