](https://thedraftnetwork.com/sr-prospect/obinna-eze-51cee9e4-4d42-4143-afb6-d7798a5a770b/), OT, DETROIT LIONS
The Detroit Lions roster a pair of impressive bookends in Taylor Decker and Penei Sewell at left and right tackle respectively, but general manager Brad Holmes has done little to address the depth behind his two starters. Former Oregon standout Tyrell Crosby had previously been a mainstay on Detroit’s roster but currently remains unsigned. Former undrafted free agent Matt Nelson out of Iowa remains on the roster and played more than 600 snaps at right tackle last season, but largely failed to impress in an expanded role while relieving the injured Decker.
The Lions must search for more adequate backups behind Decker and Sewell. Holmes didn’t draft a single offensive tackle in the 2022 NFL Draft despite making eight selections, the majority of which were utilized on the defensive side of the ball. Detroit also hasn’t signed a single offensive tackle in free agency. Enter Obinna Eze, an undrafted free agent out of TCU that was awarded with a healthy signing bonus of $170,000, and with good reason.
Detroit has a clear-and-obvious need for a developmental offensive tackle on the roster and the 6-foot-6, 321-pound Eze is a massive blocker that will fit the hard-nosed culture Head Coach Dan Campbell has begun building in Detroit. Eze was excellent while manning the blindside for the Horned Frogs in 2021. He enters rookie mini-camp with an excellent chance to impress Detroit’s front-office brass.