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2011 NFL Draft Results: Detroit Lions Trade Back Into 2nd To Take Mikel Leshoure

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The Detroit Lions made a move to trade back into the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft to pick Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure with the 57th overall pick. Detroit didn't have any second-round selections before this trade, so they had to give up quite a bit to move up to pick No. 57 to take Leshoure.

Here are the details of the trade, which was made with the Seattle Seahawks (also known as Martin Mayhew's favorite trade partner):

Detroit gets:

Second-round pick (57th overall)

Seattle gets:

Third-round pick (75th overall)

Fourth-round pick (107th overall)

Teams swap:

Fifth- and seventh-round picks

To sum it up, the Lions gave up their picks in the next two rounds and moved back in the fifth and seventh rounds to complete this trade. That's an awful lot to give up for Leshoure, but they obviously felt it was important to add him as a complement to Jahvid Best, giving the Lions a one-two punch at running back.

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.