NFL Draft recap: Lions select TE, DT in seventh round

By Matt Schoch
The Detroit News
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Day 3 of the NFL Draft has arrived. Rounds 4-7 are Saturday, and the Detroit Lions enter the day with five picks remaining. Follow the developments here as Matt Schoch of The Detroit News provides analysis, reaction and more throughout the draft.

Fourth round

103. Arizona Cardinals: Hakeem Butler, Iowa State, WR

Butler was one of the surprises to slide out of day two, and the Cardinals pounce right away.

104. Cincinnati Bengals (from San Francisco): Ryan Finley, North Carolina State, QB

The Bengals had all night to think about their quarterback situation and acted fast after likely tossing and turning.

105. New Orleans Saints (from New York Jets): Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida, S

106. Oakland Raiders: Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan, DE

107. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Anthony Nelson, Iowa, DE

108. New York Giants: Julian Love, Notre Dame, CB

109. Indianapolis Colts (from Oakland): Khari Willis, Michigan State, S

110. San Francisco 49ers (from Cincinnati): Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, P

A punter off the board! Former Australian Rules Football player, of course.

111. Atlanta Falcons (from Detroit): Kendall Sheffield, Ohio State, CB

The Lions moved down six spots in the fourth round and also picked up a sixth-rounder (pick No. 186).

112. Washington Redskins: Bryce Love, Stanford, RB

113. Baltimore Ravens: Justice Hill, Oklahoma State, RB

114. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle): Dru Samia, Oklahoma, OG

115. Carolina Panthers: Christian Miller, Alabama, OLB

116. Tennessee Titans (from New York Jets via New Orleans): Amani Hooker, Iowa, S

117. Detroit Lions (from Atlanta): Austin Bryant, Clemson, DE

118. New England Patriots: Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, OG

119. Cleveland Browns: Sheldrick Redwine, Miami, S

120. Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota): Gary Jennings Jr., West Virginia, WR

121. New York Jets (from Tennessee): Trevon Wesco, West Virginia, TE

122. Pittsburgh Steelers: Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky, RB

A bit of a running back run, as Snell is the third ballcarrier taken already on day three.

123. Baltimore Ravens: Ben Powers, Oklahoma, G

124. Seattle Seahawks: Phil Haynes, Wake Forest, OG

125. Cincinnati Bengals: Renell Wren, Arizona State, DT

126. Chicago Bears: Riley Ridley, Georgia, WR

127. Baltimore Ravens: Iman Marshall, USC, CB

128. Dallas Cowboys: Tony Pollard, Memphis, RB

Jerry Jones and Them Cowboys join the running back run.

129. Oakland Raiders (from Indianapolis): Isaiah Johnson, Houston, CB

130. Los Angeles Chargers: Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame, ILB

Tranquill is the second third-day selection for the Irish.

131. Washington Redskins: Wes Martin, Indiana, G

132. Seattle Seahawks: Ugochukwu Amadi, Oregon, S

133. New England Patriots: Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, QB

Let the day three Tom Brady references begin...

134. Los Angeles Rams (from New England): Greg Gaines, Washington, DT

135. Atlanta Falcons (from Indianapolis): John Cominsky, Charleston (W.Va.), DE

136. Cincinnati Bengals (from Dallas): Michael Jordan, Ohio State, OG

No, not that one... another Buckeye off the board, and this one stays in-state. Jordan was the seventh OSU player drafted.

The former Plymouth High School star was a Detroit News Dream Teamer in high school.

137. Oakland Raiders (from Atlanta): Foster Moreau, LSU, TE

138. Philadelphia Eagles: Shareef Miller, Penn State, DE

Fifth round

139. Arizona Cardinals: Deionte Thompson, Alabama, S

140. Jacksonville Jaguars (from N.Y. Jets through Oakland): Ryquell Armstead, Temple, RB

ALL the day three running backs.

141. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Oakland): Zach Gentry, Michigan TE

Gentry is the third in-state prospect selected by Pittsburgh this weekend, joining Michigan teammate Devin Bush and Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne.

142. Seattle Seahawks (from San Francisco through Detroit and N.Y. Giants): Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington, ILB

143. New York Giants: Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin, ILB

144. Indianapolis Colts (from Jacksonville through Indianapolis): Marvell Tell III, USC, S

145. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Matt Gay, Utah, K

That means Utah's kicker and punter have been selected. What a time to be alive.

146. Detroit Lions: Amani Oruwariye, Penn State, CB

Amani's father passed away and his mother is a veteran, according to ESPN's draft coverage. Before a Penn State game, Oruwariye presented his mother with an American flag.

147. Buffalo Bills: Vosean Joseph, Florida, OLB

148. San Francisco 49ers (from Denver): Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas, OLB

149. Oakland Raiders (from Cincinnati): Hunter Renfrow, Clemson, WR

Gruden loves him, presumably. Seems about right.

150. Green Bay Packers: Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M, DT

151. Miami Dolphins: Andrew Van Ginkel, Wisconsin, OLB

152. Atlanta Falcons: Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh, RB

153. Washington Redskins: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, OG

154. Carolina Panthers: Jordan Scarlett, Florida, RB

155. Cleveland Browns: Mack Wilson, Alabama, ILB

Two members of the Crimson Tide taken in the past three picks.

156. Denver Broncos (from Minnesota): Justin Hollins, Oregon, OLB

157. New York Jets (from Tennessee): Blake Cashman, Minnesota, ILB

158. Dallas Cowboys (from Oakland through Pittsburgh and Oakland and Buffalo): Michael Jackson, Miami, CB

This pick was a "Thriller." See what I did there?

159. New England Patriots (from Minnesota through Seattle): Byron Cowart, Maryland, DT

160. Baltimore Ravens: Daylon Mack, Texas A&M, DT

161. Houston Texans: Charles Omenihu, Texas, DE

162. Minnesota Vikings (from New England through Los Angeles Rams and Chicago and New England): Cameron Smith, USC, ILB

163. New England Patriots (from Philadelphia): Jake Bailey, Stanford, P

164. Indianapolis Colts: E.J. Speed, Tarleton State, LB

Sounds fast.

165. Dallas Cowboys: Joe Jackson, Miami, DE

166. Los Angeles Chargers: Easton Stick, North Dakota State, QB

167. Philadelphia Eagles (from New England through Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City): Clayton Thorson, Northwestern, QB

Quarterback run! Get by the phone, Wilton Speight!

168. Tennessee Titans (from New Orleans): D'Andre Walker, Georgia, OLB

169. Los Angeles Rams: David Edwards, Wisconsin, OT

170. Cleveland Browns (from New England): Austin Seibert, Oklahoma, K

171. New York Giants: Darius Slayton, Auburn, WR

172. Atlanta Falcons: Jordan Miller, Washington, QB

173. Washington Redskins: Cole Holcomb, North Carolina, OLB

Sixth round

174. Arizona Cardinals: Keesean Johnson, Fresno State, WR

175. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Oakland): Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois, LB

The Steelers are having such a Steelers draft this year, it's almost a parody.

176. San Francisco 49ers: Kaden Smith, Stanford, TE

177. New Orleans Saints (from N.Y. Jets): Saquan Hampton, Rutgers, S

Bill Belichick is excited to draft Chase Winovich.

178. Jacksonville Jaguars: Gardner Minshew, Washington State, QB

Doesn't strike me as a Hall of Fame quarterback name.

179. Arizona Cardinals (from Tampa Bay): Lamont Gaillard, Georgia, C

180. New York Giants: Corey Ballentine, Washburn, CB

181. Buffalo Bills: Jaquan Johnson, Miami, S

182. Cincinnati Bengals (from Denver): Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, RB

183. San Francisco 49ers (from Cincinnati): Justin Skule, Vanderbilt, OT

184. Detroit Lions: Travis Fulgham, Old Dominion, WR

185. Green Bay Packers: Ka'Dar Hollman, Toledo, CB

186. Detroit Lions (from Atlanta): Ty Johnson, Maryland, RB

187. Denver Broncos (from Carolina): Juwann Winfree, Colorado, WR

188. Tennessee Titans (from Miami): David Long Jr., West Virginia, OLB

189. Cleveland Browns: Drew Forbes, Southeast Missouri State, OT

190. Minnesota Vikings: Armon Watts, Arkansas, DT

191. Minnesota Vikings (from Tennessee through Baltimore): Marcus Epps, Wyoming, S

192. Pittsburgh Steelers: Isaiah Buggs, Alabama, DT

193. Minnesota Vikings (from Baltimore): Olisaemeka Udoh, Elon, OT

194. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle): Dexter Williams, Notre Dame, RB

195. Houston Texans: Xavier Crawford, Central Michigan, CB

Crawford and Sean Bunting are the first pair of Chippewas to be drafted in the same year since 2010 when Dan LeFevour and Antonio Brown went in the sixth round.

196. New York Jets (from Chicago through Oakland): Blessuan Austin, Rutgers, CB

197. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia): Trace McSorley, Penn State, QB

198. San Francisco 49ers (from Cincinnati through Dallas): Tim Harris, Virginia, CB

199. Indianapolis Colts: Gerri Green, Mississippi State, OLB

200. Los Angeles Chargers: Emeke Egbule, Houston, OLB

201. Kansas City Chiefs: Rashad Fenton, South Carolina, CB

202. Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans): Isaiah Prince, Ohio State, OT

203. Atlanta Falcons (from Los Angeles Rams): Marcus Green, UL-Monroe, RB

204. Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota through New England and Detroit): Travis Homer, Miami, RB

205. Chicago Bears (from New England): Duke Shelley, Kansas State, CB

206. Washington Redskins: Kelvin Harmon, North Carolina State, WR

207. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Arizona): Ulysees Gilbert III, Akron, ILB

First Ulysees drafted since Ulysees Norris by the Lions in 1979.

208. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Philadelphia): Scott Miller, Bowling Green, WR

209. Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota): Demarcus Christmas, Florida State, DT

It's about to be his type of weather here in Michigan tonight.

210. Cincinnati Bengals: Deshaun Davis, Auburn, ILB

211. Cincinnati Bengals: Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma, RB

212. Carolina Panthers (from San Francisco): Dennis Daley, South Carolina, OT

213. Dallas Cowboys (from Cincinnati): Donovan Wilson, Texas A&M, S

214. Kansas City Chiefs: Darwin Thompson, Utah State, RB

Seventh round

215. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Arizona): Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri, DT

216. Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco): Nick Allegretti, Illinois, C

217. Minnesota Vikings (from N.Y. Jets): Kris Boyd, Texas, CB

218. Dallas Cowboys (from Oakland): Mike Weber, Ohio State, RB

Cass Tech's Mike Weber of Ohio State goes to the Cowboys, and will provide depth behind Ezekiel Elliott. Jerry Jones drafts like you would while you're drinking beers.

219. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Tampa Bay): Derwin Gray, Maryland, OG

220. Houston Texans (from N.Y. Giants through Denver): Cullen Gillaspia, Texas A&M, RB

221. Cleveland Browns (from Jacksonville): Donnie Lewis Jr., Tulane, CB

222. Chicago Bears (from Denver through Philadelphia): Kerrith Whyte Jr., Florida Atlantic, RB

223. Cincinnati Bengals: Jordan Brown, South Dakota State, CB

224. Detroit Lions: Isaac Nauta, Georgia, TE

225. Buffalo Bills: Darryl Johnson Jr., North Carolina A&T, OLB

226. Green Bay Packers: Ty Summers, TCU, ILB

227. Washington Redskins: Jimmy Moreland, James Madison, CB

228. Buffalo Bills (from Carolina): Tommy Sweeney, Boston College, TE

229. Detroit Lions (from Miami): PJ Johnson, Arizona, DT

230. Oakland Raiders (from Atlanta): Quinton Bell, Prairie View, DE

231. New Orleans Saints (from Cleveland): Alize Mack, Notre Dame, TE

232. New York Giants (from Minnesota): George Asafo-Adjei, Kentucky, G

233. Miami Dolphins (from Tennessee): Chandler Cox, Auburn, FB

234. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh through Cleveland): Myles Gaskin, Washington, RB

235. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Seattle through Oakland): Dontavius Russell, Auburn, DT

236. Seattle Seahawks (from Jacksonville through Baltimore): John Ursua, Hawaii, WR

237. Carolina Panthers (from Denver through Houston): Terry Godwin, Georgia, WR

238. Chicago Bears: Stephen Denmark, Valdosta State, CB

239. Minnesota Vikings (from New England through Philadelphia): Dillon Mitchell, Oregon, WR

240. Indianapolis Colts: Jackson Barton, Utah, OT

241. Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Jelks, Oregon, DE

242. Los Angeles Chargers: Cortez Broughton, Cincinnati, DT

243. Los Angeles Rams (from New England Patriots through Kansas City through San Francisco and Cleveland): Nick Scott, Penn State, S

244. New Orleans Saints: Kaden Ellis, Idaho, OLB

245. New York Giants (from L.A. Rams): Chris Slayton, Syracuse, DT

246. Indianapolis Colts (from New England): Javon Patterson, Ole Miss, C

247. Minnesota Vikings: Olabisi Johnson, Colorado State, WR

248. Arizona Cardinals: Joshua Miles, Morgan State, OT

249. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Dogbe, Temple, DE

250. Minnesota Vikings: Austin Cutting, Air Force, LS

251. Los Angeles Rams: Dakota Allen, Texas Tech, ILB

252. New England Patriots: Ken Webster, Ole Miss, CB

253. Washington Redskins: Jordan Brailford, Oklahoma State, DE

254. Arizona Cardinals: Caleb Wilson, UCLA, TE


When: Rounds 4-7 Saturday, noon.

Where: Nashville, Tenn.

TV: NFL Network, ESPN, ABC

Lions: They have five remaining selections – No. 111 in the fourth round; No. 146 in the fifth round; No. 184 in the sixth round; and Nos. 224 and 229 in the seventh round.


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