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SportsPulse: The Detroit Lions went with the shutdown corner from Ohio State to rejuvenate their defense. We detail Jeff Okudah’s strengths and weaknesses and the type of prospect Detroit is getting.

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Here is a 2020 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Detroit Lions:

Round 1 (No. 3 overall) — Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State: Athleticism. Size. Ball skills. Pretty much everything you’d want in a No. 1 corner. 5 things to knowDraft tracker 

Round 2 (No. 35) — D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia: Kerryon Johnson, who hasn’t lasted the full season in either of his first two years, is officially on notice. Swift, widely regarded as this draft’s top back, comes from a long line of accomplished Dawgs runners. Draft tracker

Round 3 (No. 67) — Julian Okwara, LB, Notre Dame: He joins older brother Romeo, a defensive end, in Motown. Julian is the versatile kind of player Matt Patricia wants in his defense but projects as an edge presence after tallying 13 sacks the past two seasons. Draft tracker

Round 3 (75, from Colts) — Jonah Jackson, OG, Ohio State: Not all of the Lions’ struggles running the ball are due to the shortcoming of the backs. Jackson has a chance to claim a starting job right away. Draft tracker

Round 4 (121, from Raiders) — Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky

Round 5 (No. 166, from Eagles) — Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin

Round 5 (172, from Seahawks through Lions and Patriots and Raiders) — Jason Huntley, RB, New Mexico State

Round 6 (197, from Cowboys through Dolphins and Colts) — John Penisini, DT, Utah

Round 7 (235, from Eagles through Patriots) — Jashon Cornell, DT, Ohio State

Detroit Lions’ last five top draft picks:

  • 2019 (No. 8 overall): T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
  • 2018 (No. 20 overall): Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas 
  • 2017 (No. 21 overall): Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
  • 2016 (No. 16 overall): Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
  • 2015 (No. 28 overall): Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke

2020 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East:Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North:Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South:Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West:Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East:Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Redskins

NFC North:Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South:Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West:49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks

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