UDFA named most likely to make Lions' roster may have tough road ahead

Bleacher Report believes Florida's Kingsley Eguakun has the best chance of any undrafted free agent of making the Detroit Lions, but given the strength of the offensive line, that could be difficult task.
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The Detroit Lions not only put together a solid draft class this, the group of undrafted rookies they've brought in looks pretty good too.

Tight end Brock Wright stands as a big UDFA success story for the Lions. making the team in 2021 and occupying a key role.

This year, there are plenty of options when it comes to undrafted rookies who could crack the Lions' roster. Ryan Fowler of Bleacher Report has pointed to one in particular.

"Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell is all about adding toughness. Offense, defense, it doesn't matter. While an ankle injury limited Florida center Kingsley Eguakun last season, his five years of experience in the SEC should give him the potential to crack the Lions' roster. He should showcase well in isolated opportunities at the pivot spot. Eguakun is a calculated puncher with his hands, and he has the mobility to pull from the interior. He could quickly work his way up the Lions' depth chart."

Eguakun started 30 games for the Gators over the last three seasons, despite being slowed by an ankle injury last season. He comes to the league as an intriguing prospect, and he probably would've been drafted if not for the injury.

Kingsley Eguakun has long road to make Lions' roster

In order to have a good shot at cracking the roster, Eguakun will likely have to make the practice squad first.

The Lions' offensive line starters are set for this year, and there's a lot of depth/competition for roster spots behind them.

There is the Frank Ragnow angle. The Lions' three-time Pro Bowl center has endured some significant injury issues the last few seasons, so there is a chance Eguakun can be Detroit's center of the future. But Ragnow also hasn't shown any significant signs he's going to retire before his contract expires after the 2026 season.

There will be time for Eguakun to prove he belongs with the Lions. For now, it feels like he will have his work cut out for him to make the 53-man roster as a rookie.

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