Which Detroit Lions undrafted rookies have the best chance to make the team?

As OTAs ramp up and minicamp looms next month, which Lions' UDFAs have the best chance to make the 53-man roster?
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4. LB Steele Chambers

Chambers started his career at Ohio State as a running back, and he took those instincts to the other side of the ball at linebacker fairly seamlessly. He led the Buckeyes in tackles last year (83), on his way to being All-Big Ten Honorable Mention. In 2022, he had 77 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions on his way to All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors for the first time. In his first year as a linebacker, 2021, he had 5.5 tackles for loss.

The Lions are deep at linebacker, but the change in kickoff rules opens the door for different types of players to find more roles on special teams. If the Lions are open to carrying a sixth linebacker into the season, as they've done before, Chambers could fill that core special teams role right off the bat.

3. C Kingsley Eguakun

Among the three undrafted rookie interior offensive lineman the Lions signed, Eguakun is the one who most should have been drafted. If he hadn't miss so much of his final season at Florida, he would have been. And he probably still should have been a Day 3 flier for someone.

Despite his putting retirement talk aside, at least for this season and probably next, Frank Ragnow's career is unlikely to last as long as it otherwise might have. Last year's litany of injuries has to have taken a toll on him. So the Lions should have an eye on a succession plan, not to mention having a capable option who can step in if (when?) Ragnow misses time.

Eguakun should have a great chance to make the Lions' 53-man roster.