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NFL Draft results: Detroit Lions select CB Ifeatu Melifonwu at 101 overall

The Lions turned their attention to the secondary at the end of the third round.

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With the 101st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have selected Syracuse cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu, brother of NFL safety Obi Melifonwu.


Lions pick thus far

Lions remaining picks

  • 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)