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NFL Draft results: With the 111th selection, Lions go with Miles Killebrew

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In the fourth round, the Lions addressed the safety position and selected Miles Killebrew at 111th overall.

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The Detroit Lions have selected Miles Killebrew with the fourth-round pick.

Detroit continued to fill their biggest needs by picking the safety out of Southern Utah. Killebrew is a strong safety who made a name for himself by laying the boom on his opponents. From Underdog Dynasty:

He is a violent player that will make multiple massive hits over a season, but is also an excellent form tackler. He was able to dominate in a four year run that included over 130 tackles as a senior.

At Southern Utah, Killebrew was a tackling machine. He finished both his junior and senior years with over 100 tackles. In his final year, he added seven pass breakups and two blocked kicks to his resume.

Killebrew struggles with coverage, but the Lions will likely ask him to play strictly a strong safety role. He will have to compete with Rafael Bush and Tavon Wilson for the starting role opposite Glover Quin. Killebrew also has a lot of experience on special teams, so expect him to contribute early as a gunner on kick and punt coverage.

For a full profile on Killebrew, check out Underdog Dynasty.

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