8 deep sleeper prospects for Lions fans to know
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By Jeff Risdon

Everyone knows about the top 100 or so prospects in the 2019 NFL draft. It’s time to shed some light on some lesser-known talents who could fit what the Detroit Lions are looking to add to the roster later in the draft process.

Some of these players are from smaller schools. Others were overshadowed at major programs by more heralded teammates. All are projected to be either Day 3 selections or priority free agents.

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Anyone who clocks a 6.65 in the 3-cone drill definitely gets attention. That’s what Belcher did in his workouts. Not bad for a guy who started 9 games at QB in his first two seasons at the FCS program.

Belcher redshirted in 2016 and converted to tight end. His ability to understand the defense and quickly adjust to coverage is impressive. The Black Bears ran a lot of NFL concepts with their TEs and Belcher really took to the change. His experience as a spread-option QB shows in his ability to create after the catch, too. Playing at just 230 pounds (he’s now in the 240s) his blocking is still a work in progress, but he isn’t shy about trying to be...

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