5. Baylor OT Connor Galvin
The Lions are well-positioned across most of the offensive line, now or into the future, and tackle is not a need that’s on the radar really at all with Taylor Decker and Penei Sewell locking down those starting spots for at least the next couple years. Decker has two years left on his contract, but entering his age-30 season an extension to keep him around a few years longer isn’t out of the question
But adding to the pipeline at any position is never a bad idea. Galvin (6-foot-7, 293 pounds) is regarded as a developmental guy as he hits the next level, but started a Baylor program record 50 games (thanks in part to that extra COVID year) at left tackle. In 2021 he was named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year, and he was a Third Team AP All-American. Last season, he was a Second Team All-Big 12 selection.
Galvin was a projected to be anything from a sixth-round pick down to a priority undrafted free agent. The Lions surely had to be one of the first teams who called him in order to get him as a UDFA. He could be allowed to legimately compete with Matt Nelson to be the extra/swing tackle for the Lions.