ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with 12 undrafted free agents leading into rookie minicamp, which begins Friday. Here’s a closer look at each player:
Adairius Barnes, CB, Louisiana Tech: The 5-foot-11 cornerback had 50 tackles last season, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one interception. He did defend 12 passes with 11 breakups last season. He was a three-year starter for Louisiana Tech with 10 career interceptions.
Jace Billingsley, WR, Eastern Oregon: At 5-foot-9, Billingsley is likely a slot receiver and could be a versatile piece for Detroit. He had 843 rushing yards last season and 385 receiving yards with 11 combined touchdowns. He also was a kick returner at Eastern Oregon. He led Eastern Oregon in rushing, receiving and kick returns in 2015 and 2014.
Quinshad Davis, WR, North Carolina: The former college teammate of Detroit tight end Eric Ebron will try to join him in the NFL. He’s Carolina’s record holder in touchdown catches (25) and receptions (205). His 2,614 receiving yards is second-most all-time at UNC. At 6-foot-3, he’s more of an outside receiver.
James DeLoach, DE, Georgia: He didn’t play much with the Bulldogs, appearing in only 38 games in his college career and starting four. He had 39 career tackles and a half-sack. His 6-foot-3, 284-pound frame is intriguing, though. He played defensive tackle at Georgia and is listed as a defensive end for the Lions, so figure for him to compete for the Jason Jones/Darryl Tapp role with Detroit.
Chase Farris, OG, Ohio State: A teammate of first-round pick Taylor Decker with the Buckeyes, Farris is another product of LeCharles Bentley’s offensive line training regimen. He spent the majority of his Ohio State career flipping between the offensive and defensive lines before settling on the interior of the Buckeyes’ offensive line in 2015. He actually lost the battle at right tackle to Decker in 2013, sending Farris to defense.
Adam Fuehne, TE, Southern Illinois: At 6-foot-7, 257 pounds, he has size like another former undrafted free agent who ended up making the Lions, Joseph Fauria. Fuehne's production hasn’t been there, though. He had 45 career receptions for 543 yards and four touchdowns.
Deonte Gibson, DE, Northwestern: Gibson appeared in 47 games, making 83 tackles and 25 tackles for loss. He also had 15 sacks. Gibson’s best season was his senior year, when he had 38 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. There is room for a undrafted defensive end to potentially make the Lions, and Gibson could have a decent shot.
Jay Lee, WR, Baylor: The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Lee is an intriguing prospect. The former college teammate of first-round pick Corey Coleman, Lee had 101 career receptions for 1,700 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was a starter for Baylor in 2014 and 2015. He has good speed and long arms that make him an intriguing undrafted prospect. The Lions are in need of receiver depth, and both he and Davis could push Corey Fuller and others for the No. 5 receiver job.
Charles Washington, DB, Fresno State: He’s a combo defensive back who had experience at cornerback and safety with the Bulldogs. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder had 202 career tackles and 17 pass breakups.
Ian Wells, CB, Ohio: Wells had 35 tackles last season with two interceptions and eight pass breakups. He was a four-year starter for the Bobcats.
Cole Wick, TE, Incarnate Word: Another 6-foot-7 tight end, he had 30 catches for 364 yards and two touchdowns last season. Those numbers were career highs for Wick. The Lions have some questions at tight end behind Ebron. Brandon Pettigrew is coming off injury and Tim Wright is on a one-year deal.
Andrew Zeller, OG, Maryland: At 6-foot-5, 316 pounds, Zeller was a two-year starter at right guard for the Terps. Nicknamed "Big Z," Zeller was a U.S. Marshal’s Service intern in 2014.