The Detroit Lions picked Washington̵7;s Levi Onwuzurike, NC State’s Alim McNeill and Syracuse’s Ifeatu Melfonwu on day 2 of the 2021 NFL draft.
Detroit The Lions have picked seven times in the 2021 NFL draft, loading up the trenches with the first three picks.
First-year general manager Brad Holmes, hired in January from the Los Angeles Rams, waited until the fourth and his fifth pick to pick a receiver after the top title. The top 3 of all teams left free-agency in March.
Here’s an overview of the individual players used by the team during the three-day Thursday-Saturday draft from Cleveland, with links to our best stories.
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Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon (7th overall, 1st round)
Sewell’s story is easy to get: From a beach shack in small American Samoa to the seventh overall pick in the draft at age 20, he’s now a suitable Lions player as a rookie in The offensive line with two other first round picks
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Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington (41, round 2)
Onwuzurike made headlines for his post-press conference – ‘I like people (laughs)’ – but it looks like some fans will have fun if he backs it up on the pitch.
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Alim McNeill, DT, North Carolina State (72, round 3)
There were 5 2019 sacks in 2019.McNeill played linebacker and running back in high school and was a total of three conference pickers in baseball. Maybe he’s hit for Detroit tiger?
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Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse (101 Round 3)
The Lions also thought about trading for a great sports corner where his brother was a second-round pick in 2017 but is now out of the league.
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Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Southern California (112, Round 4)
Labeled “Competitive” and “Tough”, he comes from a family of hyper-athletes and one older brother is a rival north of NFC. Our Dave Birkett has St. Brown as the greatest thief of all. Lions Group
Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue (113 Round 4)
The Lions traded the fifth round this year and the fourth round next year to draft Barnes, and ESPN’s draft analyst has been praised. With his fascination with lions, he seemed a perfect fit for this pride.
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Jermar Jefferson, RB State of Oregon (257, seventh round)
Another Pac-12 After Dark player – Did Holmes sleep during the college football season ?! -Jefferson thinks he will go to the third or fourth round. But eventually became the third to final option of the draft. He was fifth at FBS last season with 154.2 yards from a skirmish per game.
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