The Detroit Lions made seven total picks in the 2015 NFL Draft. They came into the draft with only six picks, and thanks to three different trades, their number of picks increased to seven, decreased back to six and then later once again increased to seven. Because of those trades, the Lions only ended up using three of their original picks (second round, sixth round and seventh round). Their picks in the first, third, fourth and fifth rounds came from the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Here are more numbers on the Lions' 2015 draft class:
- The Lions used four of their picks on offensive players and three on defensive players. On offense, the Lions added an offensive guard (Laken Tomlinson), a running back (Ameer Abdullah), a fullback (Michael Burton) and an offensive tackle (Corey Robinson). The defensive picks included two cornerbacks (Alex Carter and Quandre Diggs) and a defensive tackle (Gabe Wright).
- The Lions picked two players from the Big Ten (Nebraska and Rutgers) and two players from the SEC (Auburn and South Carolina). Also, they had one pick each from the ACC (Duke), Pac-12 (Stanford) and Big 12 (Texas). Interestingly enough, all of the Lions' picks came from "Power 5" schools this year.
- Carter was the only Lions draft pick who took a pre-draft visit with the team.
- Four of the Lions' picks played in the 2015 Senior Bowl (Tomlinson, Abdullah, Wright and Diggs).