Detroit Lions: Each undrafted free agent’s chance to make the final roster

Hunter Bryant, Detroit Lions (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Arryn Siposs, Detroit Lions
Arryn Siposs, Detroit Lions (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) /

Two interesting position battles to watch include two undrafted rookies.

Punter Arryn Siposs:

In what could be one of the biggest position battles in the Detroit Lions’ camp, rookie Arryn Siposs and young punter Jack Fox will fight it out for the starting gig. Siposs is not going to wow you with a strong leg and average 50+ yards per punt.

However, what he will be able to do is carefully choose where to land his punts and get enough hang time on his punts to allow his coverage team to get downfield. He averages about 44 yards per punt, has a career-long of 55 yards, and can punt both traditionally and Aussie-style.

Chance to make the 53-man roster: Fair (~45%)

Long Snapper Steven Wirtel:

Our last undrafted rookie and another position that could be a hard-fought battle due to the fact that Steven Wirtel was arguably the best long snapper in college football last year. He was one of just two long snappers invited to the Senior Bowl and had a legitimate shot to be drafted in round seven.

Wirtel has good speed on his snaps and is reliably accurate as well. He showed just how athletic he is at the 2020 NFL Combine by setting the 40-yard dash record for long snappers and performing well in all areas.

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Wirtel has youth on his side and Quinn has seemingly been looking to replace incumbent long snapper Don Muhlbach for years now. If he can reliably and consistently place his snaps with accuracy and speed in camp, then he might just have a shot at the roster.

Chance to make the 53-man roster: Slightly Fair (~40%)