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Nick Fairley Will Wear No. 98 Jersey For Detroit Lions

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Nick Fairley, #13 overall pick by the Detriot Lions, holds up a jersey during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Nick Fairley, #13 overall pick by the Detriot Lions, holds up a jersey during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Detroit Lions first-round draft pick Nick Fairley wore the No. 90 jersey in college at Auburn. That is fellow defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's number in the NFL, so Fairley will wear the No. 98 jersey for the Lions. That number previously belonged to linebacker Julian Peterson, who was released earlier in the offseason.

With Fairley deciding to wear the No. 98, the Lions' defensive line numbers look like this:

61 Robert Callaway (DT)

62 Barry Turner (DE)

75 Turk McBride (DE)

79 Willie Young (DE)

90 Ndamukong Suh (DT)

91 Sammie Hill (DT)

92 Cliff Avril (DE)

93 Kyle Vanden Bosch (DE)

94 Lawrence Jackson (DE)

96 Andre Fluellen (DT)

98 Nick Fairley (DT)

99 Corey Williams (DT)

For more coverage of the 2011 NFL Draft (i.e. NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL Draft schedule, etc.), check out Mocking The Draft, SB Nation's NFL Draft hub, SB Nation Detroit's NFL Draft StoryStream and Pride Of Detroit's 2011 NFL Draft archive.