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2021 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions select DT Levi Onwuzurike with the 41st overall pick

The Lions continue to build through the trenches in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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With the 41st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have selected Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike. The Lions continue to build through the trenches after taking offensive tackle Penei Sewell in the first.

Fans were mostly hoping for Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, or one of the few safeties still on the board, but the Lions opted to go big with a defensive tackles with pass rushing capabilities.


Lions pick thus far

Lions remaining picks

  • Round 3, Pick 8 (72 overall)
  • Round 3, Pick 38 (101 overall) - from Rams
  • Round 4, Pick 7 (112 overall)
  • Round 5, Pick 9 (153 overall)

Top remaining needs for Lions:

  • Wide receiver
  • Safety
  • Linebacker
  • Offensive lineman
  • Nickel cornerback
  • Quarterback?

NFL Draft schedule

Day 2

What: Rounds 2 and 3
When: Friday, April 30 — 7 p.m. ET until around 12 a.m.
TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
Online streaming: ESPN app, NFL Network Live
POD live show: Twitch.tv/PrideOfDetroit, YouTube.com/c/PrideOfDetroit
Lions’ picks: Round 2, Pick 9 (41); Round 3, Pick 8 (72); Round 3, Pick 38 (101)

Day 3

What: Rounds 4 through 7
When: Saturday, May 1 — Noon ET until around 7 p.m.
TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
Online streaming: ESPN app, NFL Network Live
Lions’ picks: Round 4, Pick 7 (112); Round 5, Pick 9 (153)