The Detroit Lions needed to add more depth to their secondary. Per reports, they addressed that on Wednesday, signing DeShon Elliott to a one-year deal.
Elliott, 24, spent the first three years of his career playing for the Baltimore Ravens. In 28 games (22 starts), he’s tallied 109 combined tackles, eight quarterback hits, three and a half sacks, and one interception.
Adding Elliott will address depth issues at safety for the Lions. When healthy, Elliott has shown promise. In 2020, he started and played in all 16 games for the Ravens. Unfortunately, he saw his 2021 season limited to six games. Elliott suffered a season-ending biceps injury during Week 8. He started in the Ravens’ Week 3 win over the Lions last season.
If Elliott can stay healthy this year, this could be a nice steal for Detroit.
Elliott’s signing, however, doesn’t put to rest one notion. And that’s the idea of the Lions drafting Kyle Hamilton. The Lions have the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. There are mock drafts from national sports writers that link the Notre Dame safety to Detroit.
Reports also state that the Lions will meet with Hamilton this week. So it’s still possible Detroit could take him.
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