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NFL draft: Detroit Lions trade up into 4th, nab Purdue LB Derrick Barnes

The Lions got back-to-back picks in the fourth, and knocked out two immediate needs.

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The Detroit Lions did some quick work on Saturday morning. First, they selected USC wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown with their original fourth-round pick (112). Immediately after, however, they traded back up into the fourth round to get back-to-back picks. Here are the details of the trade, per Kevin Winter of ESPN:

Lions get:

  • Pick 113
  • Pick 257

Browns get:

  • Pick 153
  • Lions’ 2022 fourth-round pick

With their second pick in the fourth round, the Lions have selected Purdue linebacker Derrick Barnes.


Lions pick thus far

Lions remaining picks

  • Round 7 Pick 30 (257 overall)

Top remaining needs for Lions:

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

NFL Draft schedule

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)