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2011 NFL Draft Results: Detroit Lions Select OT Johnny Culbreath

With the 209th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected South Carolina State offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath. Like three of the Lions' four previous picks, Culbreath visited the Lions in the lead-up to the draft. Culbreath's visit happened within the last couple weeks, and the Lions were impressed enough to make him their final pick of the 2011 draft (barring a trade).

Many expected the Lions to select an offensive tackle earlier in the draft, but they decided to wait until the seventh round. Although some thought that there was an immediate need to replace somebody like Jeff Backus, the coaches obviously don't feel that way. Going forward, the Lions can win with the offensive line they have, and although somebody like Backus will need to be replaced in the next few years, Detroit has time to develop players like Culbreath and Jason Fox, who was picked in last year's draft.

As mentioned earlier, the Lions are done making picks in the 2011 NFL Draft unless they jump back in by trading a future pick. If they don't do that and are done for 2011, they will have finished the draft with five total picks.

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.

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