With the 44th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions picked Boise State wide receiver Titus Young. Rather than go defense for the second round in a row, Detroit decided to give Matthew Stafford yet another weapon on offense.
Young will hopefully fill the Lions' need for a speedy wide receiver. They have been looking for one for a few years now, and this pick will hopefully give them a guy that can be a burner and stretch the field.
Adding Young into the Lions' offense now gives them a solid group of wide receivers. Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson are still the top two WRs, but Young is someone that can come into the offense and make plays. At least that's what the Lions hope he can do.
The Lions' next pick is set to be the 75th overall selection. Barring a trade, there won't be any action until the third round for the Lions.
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