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Miles Killebrew was on his way to graduation when he got the call from the Lions

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He was also told he would never fit with the Lions back during the Senior Bowl

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It's a good day for Miles Killebrew, who was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. But in his mind, this may not have been a possibility: he was told by the Lions back at the Senior Bowl that he wasn't a fit and wouldn't be selected by the team if his name was available.


That seems to have a rather curious "test" by the Lions personnel at the Senior Bowl, and they informed him today when they selected him at 111th overall. According to the Lions, they wanted to see how he would react. Regardless of the test, Miles was psyched to be playing for the Lions, whooping and hollering with his party at the time.

Ah, but where he was makes the story better. Miles Killebrew is graduating today from Southern Utah University with a degree in engineering. When the Lions called him, he was on his way to the ceremony:


Get the paper and then get that other paper. Get your degree and get a job within a few hours. That's a heck of a day.