“I was expecting free agency, just because I know how rare long snappers get drafted,” Landes said.
Former Baylor long-snapper Jimmy Landes says he was surprised that he was selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, he tells MLive.com's Kyle Mienke.
“I was very surprised,” Landes said. “I was expecting free agency, just because I know how rare long snappers get drafted. I wasn't expecting anything in the draft.”
Landes will compete for playing time with Pro-Bowl long-snapper Don Muhlbach, who has played 12 seasons with the Lions. Detroit signed Muhlbach to a one year extension in the off-season.
The Lions' 2016 draft class is comprised of outside tackle Taylor Decker (Ohio State), defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (Alabama), center Graham Glasgow (Michigan), safety Miles Killebrew (Southern Utah), guard Joe Dahl (Washington State), linebacker Antwione Williams (Georgia Southern), quarterback Jake Rudock (Michigan), defensive lineman Anthony Zettel (Penn State) and running back Dwayne Washington (Washington).