Detroit traded out of the 117th-overall pick to move down eight spots (125) and pick up a sixth-round (196) selection from the San Francisco 49ers.
With that fourth-round selection, the Lions selected DE/LB Ronnell Lewis out of Oklahoma.
Lewis, at 6-1 and 253 pounds, was projected as a 3-4 outside linebacker, but could also play defensive end in a 4-3 scheme.
Said Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops care of SoonerSports.com: “Ronnell is one of (those) athletes that comes along somewhat infrequently. He is a great combination of size, speed and strength that will translate well to the NFL. As a defensive end, he was impressive as a speed rusher, but also overpowered blockers at time. It wasn’t unusual to see him up the field disrupting opposing offenses. He also was an outstanding special teams player, particularly on kickoff coverage. Ronnell is versatile and could have played one more year of college ball so his upside could be substantial.”
Remaining picks for the Lions:
Round 5, Pick 23 (158)
Round 6, Pick 26 (196)
Round 7, Pick 12 (219)
Round 7, Pick 23 (230)
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