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Lions draft results: Detroit trade up to 43rd pick, take RB Kerryon Johnson

Detroit Lions draft results: Lions trade to 43rd pick, select RB Kerryon Johnson

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The Detroit Lions have traded up to the 43rd pick in the NFL draft, snagging the pick from the New England Patriots.

With the 43rd pick in the draft the Lions have selected running back Kerryon Johnson.

The Lions sent their second round pick (51st overall) and their fourth round pick (117th overall) to move up eight spots.

Lions remaining picks

  • Round 3, Pick 18 (82 overall)
  • Round 4, Pick 17 (117 overall)
  • Round 5, Pick 16 (153 overall)
  • Round 7, Pick 19 (237 overall)

Top remaining needs for Lions:

  • Defensive end
  • Offensive guard
  • Defensive tackle
  • Running back
  • Safety
  • Linebacker
  • Wide receiver
  • Cornerback

NFL Draft schedule


What: Rounds 2-3 of the NFL Draft
When: Friday, April 27, 7 p.m. ET
Where: Arlington, TX
Time per pick: Round 2: 7 minutes; Round 3: 5 minutes
Estimated time of Lions picks:

  • Pick 82 overall: ~10:40 p.m ET


What: Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft
When: Saturday, April 28, Noon ET
Where: Arlington, TX
TV: NFL Network, ESPN
Time per pick: Rounds 4-6: 5 minutes; Round 7: 4 minutes
Estimated time of Lions picks:

  • Pick 117 overall: ~1:20 p.m. ET
  • Pick 153 overall: ~3:20 p.m. ET
  • Pick 237 overall: ~8:45 p.m. ET


What grade do you give the Lions’ second-round pick?

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    (865 votes)
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    (385 votes)
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