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91 John Penisini DT

Detroit Lions

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Player Updates

January 16, 2021 12:00 AM
Lions' John Penisini: Posts 35 tackles in rookie season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penisini recorded 35 tackles and one sack over 16 games in 2020.

For a Lions defense that was among the worst in the league in 2020, Penisini was a pleasant surprise as a sixth-round rookie who seemed to improve as the year went on -- particularly when Detroit needed to replace Danny Shelton down the stretch. With Shelton now set to become an unrestricted free agent, Penisini not only seems like a lock to stick around in 2021, but it's possible he could angle for a key early down role depending on what improvements Detroit makes to its defensive line this offseason.

December 20, 2020 11:44 AM
Lions' John Penisini: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penisini (shoulder) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Penisini was limited at practice this week before drawing the questionable tag, so it's a good sign to see the rookie cleared to play. The Utah product has suited up in all 13 games this season, compiling 24 tackles (13 solo) and one sack over that span. Now healthy, he's expected to handle his usual starting role on the interior of the defensive line for Sunday's contest.

April 26, 2020 06:04 AM
Lions' John Penisini: Goes to Detroit in sixth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions selected Penisini in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 197th overall.

Penisini is yet another Utah defender to get drafted, joining Bradlee Anae among Utes to go on Day 3. A defensive tackle, Penisini can generate a pass rush up the middle, having racked up 7.0 sacks in each of the last two seasons. He's 6-foot-1 and 318 pounds and will be sturdy against the run even if his athletic traits prevent him from carrying the pass rush success from college to the next level.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs CHIL 23-2700000000
Sun 09/20@ GBL 21-4200000000
Sun 09/27@ ARIW 26-2301100000
Sun 10/04vs NOL 29-3514500000
Sun 10/25@ ATLW 23-2211200000
Sun 11/01vs INDL 21-4111200000
Sun 11/08@ MINL 20-3400000000
Sun 11/15vs WASW 30-2730300000
Sun 11/22@ CARL 0-2031410000
Thu 11/26vs HOUL 25-4110100000
Sun 12/06@ CHIW 34-3012300000
Sun 12/13vs GBL 24-3120200000
Sun 12/20@ TENL 25-4624600000
Sat 12/26vs TBL 7-4731400000
Sun 01/03vs MINL 35-3710100000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021DET00000000000
2020DET1612351916100000
Total161235 19.016 100-00
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/325
Birthdate:
05/31/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
USA
School:
Utah
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: