Devon belongs to a family of footballers; his father played in the NFL 11 years and started for the Cowboys in the 1996 Super Bowl. Devon’s NFL career began in 2014 where he was the 174th draft pick (5th round) by the New York Giants. Devon’s NFL career progressed quickly, he earned a starting spot his rookie season and was voted NFC Defensive Player of Week December 7, 2014. Devon started for the Giants his entire time with the team from 2014-2017. He is known for his versatility and ability to play as a linebacker and defensive end. This versatility led to the Detroit Lions signing Devon to a 3 year deal. Devon’s first year in Detroit was quite successful. He was voted team captain while also having his best NFL season yet with 46 tackles and 7 sacks.