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Lions Sign 7th Round Pick DE Willie Young

The Lions have come to terms with seventh-round defensive end Willie Young, out of North Carolina State. Young signed a three-year, $1.26 million contract that includes a bonus of almost $48,000 and the standard base salaries of $320,000, $405,000 and $490,000.

While in college he started 36 games and recorded 194 career tackles, 20 sacks, 46 tackles for losses and 29 quarterback pressures. He forced four fumbles with two fumble recoveries, 11 pass deflections and three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. The 6-foot-5, 251-pounder registered eight sacks last season.


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