The Detroit Lions apparently are big fans of the Oklahoma Sooners. After already picking up Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles and Oklahoma defensive end Ronnell Lewis earlier in the draft, the Lions went and got Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis with the 223rd overall pick.
In addition to being the third Oklahoma player drafted by the Lions this year, Lewis is the second linebacker. Earlier in the day, the Lions selected Temple linebacker Tahir Whitehead in the fifth round. When that pick was made, I speculated that Whitehead would be competing with Slade Norris, who is on a futures deal, for the final spot at linebacker. Now, with Lewis also in the fold, it looks like the competition just got taken up a notch.
Barring a trade, this is the final pick of the draft for the Lions. They ended up selecting eight players in the last three days. Only two of the players -- their first two picks of the draft -- are on offense. After going with Riley Reiff and Broyles in the first two rounds, the Lions went on to draft six straight defensive players.
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