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Lions trade up again; this time to take CB Chris Greenwood of Albion

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on April 28, 2012 – 4:20 pm

The Detroit Lions traded up again, this time to take CB Chris Greenwood out of Albion College.

Greenwood attracted attention at the East-West Shrine game; General Manager Martin Mayhew says the 6-1, 193-pound cornerback’s measurables were “off the charts”.

“(He) is more of a developmental prospect but also a very good special teams guy who’s built that way and plays the game that way from what we’ve seen,” said Mayhew.

Head Coach Jim Schwartz also said it was Greenwood’s physical attributes that drew his attention immediately.

“When I first saw him, down at the East-West game, and you see right away that he has physical attributes, he can run quick, he’s got great length,” he said.

“That was a big step up in competition for him but we stayed with him through the process. He worked out at – I can’t remember if it was Michigan or Michigan State’s – I think it was Michigan’s pro day. He obviously didn’t look out of place there either. He looked good at the East-West game, he looked good at the pro day we brought him here. We looked at a lot of college film on him. We’ve got a good feel for him and think he is a good developmental corner.”


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7 Responses to “Lions trade up again; this time to take CB Chris Greenwood of Albion”

  1. By Tom Drury on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    good luck!!!

  2. By jkill(TRUE LIONS FAN!!) on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Great pic!!! Being a former Div III player myself its nice to see a young man with tremendous upside and potential! 6’1 190 4.3 40 we are going to need that size and speed against some of the big WR in our conference. great pick

  3. By bossman on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    this is a good pick a corner a development corner that could be a steal at the position and if this is the albion in michigan i heard that there a good DIV III football team pretty legit so its good wished they would of picked a corner in the 2nd round but we just got to good corners

  4. By Brandon McMillion on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Good Pick i feel like the lions did real well in this draft

  5. By lionnuts on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I LOVE WHAT THEY ARE DOING TODAY! OUR D WILL BE GREAT THIS SEASON! GO LIONS!

  6. By KJ on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    95% of the guys drafted over the past three days will never see the field except for special teams much less make an impact this year. To say our defense will be greatly improved because we spent the later rounds drafting defensive players is wishful thinking. Greenwood has a long way to go before he is even close to playing in the NFL. He is a project who will make the practice squad if they like what they see in camp. Nonetheless, I believe we got 2 or 3 guys who can make contributions this year. If Broyles is healthy he will have the most immediate impact and he is the guy most fans are complaining about. There are very few sure things at CB coming out of college. I like what the Lions did by not wasting a high pick on a 2nd tier corner but rather bringing in a few good prospects and hoping one of them will step up and make the team.

  7. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 3, 2012 | Reply

    I LOVE the development type picks that Mayhew brought in, these guys have athelicism and with the right coaching and some seasoning, they will turn into nice players for us!

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