Lions Depth Chart Lions Roster

John Penisini | 98

NT | Utah | Detroit Lions
Ht: 6020 / 6' 02" | Wt: 335 | Upd: 05/03/2022


Birth Date: 05/31/1997
Age: 24
Original Team: DET
NFL Entry: 20 06 197
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: 20/6
Team History: DET

Player History

05/20 DET D/C signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about JOHN PENISINI: Utah, 6013 318 5.10. Two-year starter, West Jordan, UT. A second-team All Pac 12 pick the past two seasons. Began his career at Snow College in 2015 and sat out 2016 before taking the field for Utah in 2017. He is a dirty-work defender who doesn’t jump off the screen with talent of the box score with production. But his style of play, his body, and his smarts make him an incredibly effective player on running downs. He plays low and strong, rarely giving an inch, to free up defenders around him. When a play is there to be made, he will make it. More of a run stuffer than pass rusher, but this is the kind of 2-gapper every defense wants on their roster. A very underrated prospect. Built like a fire hydrant, as wide as he is tall. Has rare thickness through his calves and ankles but filled with muscle and functionality. Easily plays low to the ground with a squatter’s build. Has good arm length that he can move with good twitch and violence. Creates tremendous force on contact. Overly stout and will hold his ground and clog lanes. A true hustler that gravitates towards the action. Will make things happen in backside pursuit. Coachable and smart. Lacks variety off the snap. Doesn’t show an array of pass rush moves. Needs to work on hand techniques. Often inaccurate and will expose his chest to a blocker. 2019 stats: 38 T, 7 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 PBU, 2 FF. Edge speed:left 1.99, right 2.29. Sixth/seventh round. (A-33, H-10 1/2, BP-23, 10-DNP).