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NFL Draft Grades 2011: Lions Don't Get As Much Love For Day 2 Picks

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The Detroit Lions' pick of Nick Fairley did very well when it came to 2011 NFL Draft grades. It was viewed as the Lions getting a steal and building one of the best defensive lines in all of football.

The Lions' two second-round picks on Friday did not get nearly as much praise. CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco, who gave the Lions an A+ for taking Fairley, gave them a B- and C- for picking Titus Young and Mikel Leshoure, respectively.

Prisco wasn't sold on the Young pick because he's not sold on Young. Prisco mentions some off-field concerns that make this a risk, but he also says it makes him a bit like DeSean Jackson. Obviously the Lions are hoping he's like Jackson on the field, which is why they selected him with the 44th overall pick.

Prisco really wasn't sold on the Leshoure selection, as he doesn't think the Lions needed to take a running back this high after selecting Jahvid Best a year ago. Their running back depth isn't great, so taking a RB does make sense. Prisco just doesn't like that they did it in the second round and had to trade to make the pick happen.

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.