The Lions got a deal done Tuesday with their top draft pick, DT Ndamukong Suh.
The former Nebraska Cornhusker agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $68 million, with $40 million guaranteed, a league source told NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. The two sides were still working on finalizing the language in the deal, according to the source, but it was expected to be finalized Wednesday.
"Thanks to everyone that stuck by me and wished me the best, Looking forward to finally be in camp with my teammates!!! Stayed tuned!!" Suh wrote on his Twitter page.
The Lions are counting on the No. 2 overall pick to bolster a defense that has ranked as the NFL's worst in total defense and points allowed the past two seasons.
In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that Suh "will never be a dominant inside rusher given his inability to unlock and use the power in his hips," but Suh is "versatile and well-suited to thrive in any type of front. Has perennial Pro Bowl potential."