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2020 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions select RB D’Andre Swift

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With their second pick, the Lions went running back.

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With the 35th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have selected Georgia running back D’Andre Swift.

For the second time in three years, the Lions have selected a running back in the second round after taking Kerryon Johnson back in 2018. Detroit had a somewhat pressing need at the running back position after both Johnson and Bo Scarbrough dealt with injury issues in 2019.

Swift is one of the most athletic running backs in this draft, although he measures on the smaller side at the position.

Swift comes with some injury concerns of his own, dealing with some nagging injuries to his shoulder, groin and ankle.

Detroit chose Swift over other defensive options, including Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa, TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock or Auburn’s Marlon Davidson.

Lions remaining pick

  • Round 3, Pick 3 (67 overall)
  • Round 3, Pick 21 (85 overall) - from Eagles
  • Round 4, Pick 3 (109 overall)
  • Round 5, Pick 3 (149 overall)
  • Round 5, Pick 20 (166 overall) - from Eagles
  • Round 6, Pick 3 (182 overall)
  • Round 7, Pick 21 (235 overall) - from Eagles via Patriots

Top remaining needs for Lions:

  • Cornerback
  • Defensive tackle
  • Offensive guard
  • Wide receiver
  • Edge defender
  • Running back

NFL Draft schedule

Day 2

What: Rounds 2 and 3
When: Friday, April 24 — 7 p.m. ET until around 11 p.m.
TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
Online streaming: ESPN app, NFL Network Live
Online streaming for Draftathon charity event: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook
POD live show: Twitch.tv/PrideOfDetroit
Lions picks: Round 2, Pick 3 (35); Round 3, Pick 3 (67); Round 3, Pick 21 (85)

Day 3

What: Rounds 4 through 7
When: Saturday, April 25 — Noon ET until around 7 p.m.
TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
Online streaming: ESPN app, NFL Network Live
Online streaming for Draftathon charity event: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook
Lions picks: Round 4, Pick 3 (109); Round 5, Pick 3 (149); Round 5, Pick 20 (166); Round 6, Pick 3 (182); Round 7, Pick 21 (235)