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NFL Draft results: Detroit Lions select NT Alim McNeill in third round

The Lions doubled up at defensive tackle in Day 2.

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NCAA Football: North Carolina at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

With the 72nd pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have selected NC State nose tackle Alim McNeill. Detroit has now gone back-to-back picks at defensive tackle after selecting Levin Onwuzurike in the second round.

Lions pick thus far

Lions remaining picks

  • 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:,
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)

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