5 free agents Detroit Lions could pursue from the Super Bowl teams
4. Rams CB Deonte Deayon
Daeyon has taken some time to find his footing in the NFL, with a lengthy personal transaction wire since the New York Giants signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has bounced on and off the Rams’ active roster for three years, but he played 10 games this regular season and delivered solid Pro Football Focus grades (68.3 coverage grade, 60.0 overall grade).
As a depth piece for a secondary that could use some depth, Deayon makes sense to be on the Lions’ radar as a free agent target.
3. Rams CB Darious Williams
Doubling up on former pupils of Lions defensive backs coach Aubrey Pleasant here (assuming he doesn’t become the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator). Pleasant was the Rams’ cornerbacks coach from 2017-2020.
The Rams delayed Williams’ full entrance to the market by putting a first-round tender on him. Even with a little drop-off this year, he is still in line to cash in and the Rams will have a hard time re-signing him. Spotrac has his market value in the $14 million range, which might even be a little rich for the Lions as they allocate cap dollars to the breadth of the roster.
But the Lions can clear more cap room if needed, so a pursuit of Williams to pair him with Amani Oruwariye should not be ruled out.