After moving down eight spots in the fourth round, the Detroit Lions used the 125th overall pick to select another former Oklahoma Sooner: defensive end/linebacker Ronnell Lewis. I have a feeling this pick will go over quite a bit better than the selection of Ryan Broyles, Lewis' former teammate, did on Friday.
Lewis is a pass rusher who played defensive end at Oklahoma. In the NFL, he was projected by many to play linebacker, but the Lions view him as a defensive end, according to Tim Twentyman. Many speculated that the Lions might use their first-round pick on a defensive end, but instead they waited until the fourth round to add extra depth to that position.
Following this pick, the Lions now have the following defensive ends on the team: Lewis, Cliff Avril, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Lawrence Jackson, Willie Young, Everette Brown and Ugo Chinasa. In all likelihood, there is room for four or five defensive ends come September, so it will be interesting to see how everything shakes out and where Lewis fits into the picture.
Lewis joins Bill Bentley as the two defensive players selected by the Lions so far in this year's draft.