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Lions Draft DT Sammie Lee Hill with 115th Pick

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With the 115th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Lions selected Stillman defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill. Hill is a big man, coming in at 6-4, 329 lbs. He is a defensive tackle that can stuff the run and plug up holes, and apparently one league source believed he could be picked as early as the second-round. This looks like a great value pick for the Lions.

This selection fills a need the Lions had for another "big ugly" type of defensive tackle. While Grady Jackson and Chuck Darby are expected to be starters, added depth was needed based on the fact that Jackson probably isn't going to be an every-down kind of player. The Lions already have a couple of young DTs in Andre Fluellen and Landon Cohen, but some added depth was needed. Hill seems like the kind of guy that will fill that depth and has the potential to be a hidden gem.

The Lions don't have any picks in the rest of the fourth-round and the entire fifth-round, so barring any trades, they won't select again until the beginning of the sixth-round.