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2017 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in NFC North
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5hMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's Day 2 winners and losers

What did the Lions see in Kenny Golladay? The Northern Illinois wideout was No. 277 on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board.

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6hTodd McShay

Teez Tabor fits perfectly in Detroit

There are questions about Teez Tabor's speed, but Teryl Austin's zone-heavy scheme should ameliorate some of that concern.

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Lions expecting a big Day 3 (1:14)
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Kenny Golladay draft highlights (0:43)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Lions picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida 2. Jalen "Teez" Tabor, CB, Florida 3. Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn said trade with New England didn't have anything to do with Chris Godwin falling. Was more waiting on New England if the Patriots wanted to do the deal.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn said the Lions draft board is mostly set in February. Tweaked here and there after the combine.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn said he watched more tape of Teez Tabor than any other prospect he can remember. Helped judge 40 speed vs. game speed.

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He only played two college seasons, but Kenny Golladay was awfully productive in the MAC. He finished with 160 catches, 2,285 yards and 18 touchdowns, while chipping in 206 rushing yards and three scores on the ground.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions WR Kenny Golladay made his own highlight tape when trying to transfer from North Dakota after his sophomore year. Ended up at North Dakota because it was his only offer out of high school. Said he did not keep the highlight tape and "erased that" when he figured out he was going to Northern Illinois.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions WR Kenny Golladay met with Robert Prince before his pro day and also came to the team's facility on a visit. At 6-4, he is "blessed" with his size. He said Prince talked to him about being the No. 3 receiver this season.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions finally looked to offense in the third round, taking receiver Kenny Golladay from Northern Illinois. The 6-foot-4 Golladay gives the Lions the big red zone receiver the franchise has craved. His 4.5-second 40-yard dash is good for his size and he had two 1,000-yard seasons at NIU. He'll give the Lions flexibility in three receiver sets with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

As of now, four of the Lions picks this year came from New England: Nos. 96, 124, 215 and 250. Lions GM Bob Quinn worked with Bill Belichick in New England before being hired with the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Field Yates, the Lions have traded down from No. 85 to No. 96 with New England. It's the first trade general manager Bob Quinn has made during the draft.

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Teez Tabor was hurt by a slow 40-yard dash, but few players in the country have been more productive over the last three years. He's the third Florida defensive back to go in Round 2 of the draft.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions' pick of Teez Tabor is an interesting one. He's the ninth defensive back taken by Detroit since 2012 with only one -- Darius Slay -- having a definite starting spot with the Lions. Speed will be a concern with this pick.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions took Teez Tabor, the tall cornerback from Florida, at No. 53. He'll be reunited with his college teammate, Jarrad Davis, in Detroit. He has good height at 6-foot-1 and the athleticism to make plays on the ball. He could push Nevin Lawson for a starting spot immediately.

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Lions bolster secondary with Teez Tabor

The Lions nabbed an interception machine in Tabor, though Mel Kiper Jr. wonders if his lack of recovery speed will hurt him in the NFL.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are about to be on the clock and again could have a high-level player fall to them. UConn safety Obi Melifonwu, Kansas State DE Jordan Willis, Colorado CB Chidobe Awuzie and Michigan DL Chris Wormley are still available. So are RBs Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt. Watch out for WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, too.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

With a few picks left before the Lions selection, UConn safety Obi Melifonwu, Kansas State DE Jordan Willis, Colorado CB Chidobe Awuzie and Michigan DL Chris Wormley are still available. So are RBs Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions may not be seeing Adrian Peterson anymore, but they will face Dalvin Cook twice a year now that he's been taken by Minnesota. Another tough RB for the Lions front seven to try and tackle. Still a question -- the offensive line construction to block for Cook.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

As Day 2 starts for the Lions, players like UConn S Obi Melifonwu, USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and Michigan DL Chris Wormley could be guys to watch if available at No. 53. At No. 85, Toledo RB Kareem Hunt, Ashland TE Adam Shaheen and Villanova DE Tania Kpassagnon could be interesting options if they last.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th

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