The Detroit Lions enter the 2020 NFL Draft with nine picks, including the third overall pick. Detroit has one pick in Rounds 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7. It has two picks in the third and fifth rounds. Its final pick is in the seventh round at No. 235 overall.
The Lions were one of the worst teams in the NFL when it came to defending the pass last year. But they’re making strides to change that. They signed former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant in free agency this offseason to improve their secondary and are expected to select Ohio State’s Jeffery Okudah — the top cornerback prospect in the draft — with the No. 3 pick.
We’ll be tracking their picks throughout the three days of the 2020 NFL Draft, as well as any trades they make between now and the end of Saturday.
Round 1, pick 3 (No. 3 overall): Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
Round 2, pick 3 (No. 35): D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Round 3, pick 3 (No. 67): Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
Round 3, pick 21 (No. 75 via IND): Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio State
Round 4, pick 15 (No. 121): Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky
Round 5, pick 21 (No. 166): Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
Round 5, pick 27 (No. 172): Jason Huntley, RB, New Mexico State
Round 6, pick 18 (No. 197): John Penisini, DT, Utah
Round 7, pick 21 (No. 235): Jashon Cornell, DE, Ohio State