James Mitchell, TE (DET)

Opportunity awaits in Motor City

The Lions selected Mitchell (knee) in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 177th overall.

Mitchell's senior season ended early when he tore his ACL after just two games. The Virginia native showed some promise between his sophomore and junior seasons with 47 receptions, 896 yards and six touchdowns through 23 games (17 starts). While he didn't test in the pre-draft process because of his knee, he utilized his speed well in college, though he's slightly undersized at 6-foot-4, 249 pounds. Mitchell has the versatility to fill an H-back role in the NFL, and Detroit's TE room is wide open behind T.J. Hockenson.

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TE | DET

Moving around well at minicamp

Zylstra (knee) has been a full participant in the offseason training program and was a "go-to tight end" for all three Lions quarterbacks during this week's minicamp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Trinity Benson

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WR | DET

Solid minicamp performance

Benson performed well during minicamp and appears to be a realistic candidate for a roster spot, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Austin Seibert

Austin Seibert

K | DET

Working with starters

Seibert has been working with the first-team offense during OTAs, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

D'Andre Swift

D'Andre Swift

RB | DET

Appears bulked up

Swift appears to have added muscle this offseason, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Jameson Williams

WR | DET

Early season return possible

Williams (knee) could have "a realistic timeframe" to make his NFL debut "late September early October," Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Kalil Pimpleton

WR | DET

Looking good at rookie minicamp

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DJ Chark Jr.

WR | DET

No physical limitations

Chark said he has taken part in early offseason workouts with no real physical limitations, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "[The coaching staff] is always there to let me know like, if it's bothering me I don't have to push it as hard or things like that, cause they want me to be where I'm at my peak when the season starts. But no, I do everything that everybody else does," Chark recently said.