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2012 NFL Draft Results: Lions Trade Up, Select Chris Greenwood

The Detroit Lions didn't make any trades during the first two days of the 2012 NFL Draft, but already today there have been three involving them. The latest was another move involving a pick in the fifth round. This time they moved up from pick No. 158 to 148 in order to select Albion cornerback Chris Greenwood.

To make the move up 10 spots, the Lions sent their final pick in the seventh round to the Oakland Raiders. This was the seventh-round pick originally belonging to the Lions (230th overall), meaning they still have the 223rd overall selection.

If Greenwood's name sounds familiar, it's because you've probably heard him mentioned on this site before. He hails from Albion College, a school in Michigan, and he is from Detroit. He was one of the players who attended the Lions' local workout earlier this month, and evidently the Lions liked what they saw.

Greenwood is the second cornerback to be drafted by the Lions this year. The first one was Bill Bentley, who was selected in the third round on Friday.

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