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Cornelius Lucas | Tackle | #77

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 320
College: Kansas State
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Cornelius Lucas and Joe Dahl split first-team reps at left tackle during last week's OTAs.
The Lions are looking to replace Taylor Decker (shoulder). They added tackle depth by signing Tony Hills, and Corey Robinson will also be an option when he returns from foot surgery. It's going to be difficult to replace Decker, who graded out as PFF's No. 21 tackle as a rookie last year. Jun 11 - 9:43 AM

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Lions re-signed OT Cornelius Lucas to a one-year, $1.797 million contract.

It's the value of the low tender Lucas was extended as a restricted free agent. Lucas is the favorite to open the season as the Lions' swing tackle.
Apr 17 - 9:12 AM

Lions extended an original-round tender to restricted free agent OT Cornelius Lucas.

That tender is worth $1.797 million. Lucas logged just 41 regular season snaps in 2016, though he did start Detroit's playoff loss to Seattle. He'll return as a backup tackle for starters Taylor Decker and newly-signed Rick Wagner.
Mar 9 - 10:17 AM

Sophomore OT Cornelius Lucas is getting first-team reps at right tackle during Lions' OTAs.

Lucas struggled in two starts at right tackle last season after playing exclusively on the left side at Kansas State. "Just playing left my whole life, when I went over to the right last year I just wasn't comfortable at all and you could see it on film," Lucas said. "I just wasn't comfortable in my stance." With LaAdrian Waddle sidelined by a late-season ACL tear, Lucas has gotten significant reps on the right side and could start in Week 1.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew considers undrafted rookie OT Cornelius Lucas a candidate for a swing role.

"We think he has a chance to be like a LaAdrian Waddle sort of guy," Mayhew said. "We're excited about this kid. He's definitely got a chance to make our team. We’re going to try him at left and right tackle." An All-Big 12 honorable mention as a senior, Lucas has starting-caliber tools and good athleticism for a 6-foot-8, 320 pound tackle. He didn't participate at the Combine due to a foot injury, but is expected to be ready for training camp.
Sat, May 17, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Lions signed Kansas State OT Cornelius Lucas.

Lucas (6-foot-7 3/4, 316) was a two-year starter at left tackle for the Wildcats, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors as a senior from the conference's coaches. Lucas' potential stems almost purely from his size, as he is a mammoth human with 36 3/4-inch arms, and capable of engulfing would-be pass rushers. Lucas must polish his pass-protection technique, but has starting-caliber tools and moves relatively well for his build.
Sat, May 10, 2014 08:11:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Brad Kaaya
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Dwayne Washington
5Matt Asiata
GLB1Ameer Abdullah
2Zach Zenner
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Golden Tate
2Jace Billingsley
3Jared Abbrederis
4Michael Rector
WR21Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3T.J. Jones
4Keshawn Martin
5Noel Thomas
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Eric Ebron
2Darren Fells
3Cole Wick
4Michael Roberts
5Tim Wright
LT1Greg Robinson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Corey Robinson
4Taylor Decker
LG1Graham Glasgow
2Laken Tomlinson
3Brandon Thomas
C1Travis Swanson
2Leo Koloamatangi
RG1T.J. Lang
2Joe Dahl
RT1Rick Wagner
2Cornelius Lucas
3Storm Norton
4Nick Becton
K1Matt Prater