Detroit Lions will pick No. 20 in NFL draft

The Detroit News
In Todd McShay's first mock draft, he projected the No. 18 pick for the Lions and that they would selected Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. The Lions ended up with the No. 20 pick.

The Detroit Lions were winners on the field Sunday and losers in the draft.

The Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers to finish with a 9-7 record and earned the worst possible draft spot among non-playoff teams at No. 20.

Four other non-playoff teams finished with 9-7 records, but tiebreakers determined the Lions' position.

Unless they trade out of the spot, the Lions will use that No. 20 pick when the 2018 NFL draft takes place  April 26-28 in Arlington, Texas.

The Lions selected No. 21 in the first round of last year’s draft and took linebacker Jarrad Davis of Florida.

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1. Cleveland

2. N.Y. Giants

3. Indianapolis

4. Cleveland

5. Denver

6. N.Y. Jets

7. Tampa Bay

8. Chicago

9./10. San Francisco-Oakland coin flip

9./10. Oakland-San Francisco coin flip

11. Miami

12. Cincinnati

13. Washington

14. Green Bay

15. Arizona

16. Baltimore

17. L.A. Chargers

18. Seattle

19. Dallas

20. Detroit

Order to be determined by playoffs: Atlanta, Buffalo (two picks; second from Kansas City), Carolina, Jacksonville, L.A. Rams, Minnesota, New England, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tennessee.