As we are writing this post, the Detroit Lions, by our count, have now signed three of their 2022 NFL Draft class to rookie deals.
Aidan Hutchinson, Chase Lucas, and now, Kerby Joseph have signed their first professional contracts.
Joseph was selected by the Lions in the third-round (97th overall) out of Illinois. During his senior season in Champagne, Joseph recorded 57 tackles (41 solo) to go with one sack, two fumble recoveries, and five interceptions.
In case you haven’t seen it, his reaction to being drafted by the Lions was priceless: