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2015 NFL Draft: Martin Mayhew, Jim Caldwell discuss Lions' Day 2 picks

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Why did the Detroit Lions draft Ameer Abdullah and Alex Carter on Friday? Here's a look at what Martin Mayhew and Jim Caldwell had to say about these picks.

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On Friday night, the Detroit Lions drafted Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah in the second round and Stanford cornerback Alex Carter in the third round. After making each pick, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Caldwell met with the media, and below is a recap of their comments.

Martin Mayhew

On Abdullah as a potential returner:

On why the Lions took Abdullah:

On Abdullah's fumble issues in college:

On Abdullah's biggest attributes:

On comparisons to Reggie Bush:

On his familiarity with Carter's father:

On Carter's biggest attributes:

On if Carter could play safety in the NFL:

Jim Caldwell

On what the Lions are getting in Abdullah:

On where Carter will play at cornerback: