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Drafting the Devils 2018: JoJo Wicker signs with Detroit Lions as undrafted free agent

ASU’s tackles for loss leader is going to the Motor City

San Diego State v Arizona State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Although former ASU defensive lineman JoJo Wicker didn’t hear his name called at the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions are bringing him in as an undrafted free agent.

The junior defensive lineman declared early for the NFL Draft and to forego his senior season with the Sun Devils.

In his three years in Tempe, Wicker had 12.5 sacks, 102 total tackles, 31.5 tackles for a loss and four forced fumbles over his career.

Wicker led the Sun Devils with 13 tackles for a loss and was third on the team in sacks with six behind Alani Latu and D.J. Calhoun last season.

Things that don’t always show up in the stat box like constant pressures Wicker provided such as this one against Oregon State last season that caused an intentional grounding penalty and a safety.

Wicker’s departure from Arizona State opens the doors for defensive linemen Jalen Bates, Renell Wren and Darius Slade who worked with the first team throughout spring practice.