January 17, 2021

Detroit Lions own 9 picks in 2020 NFL draft. Here’s when they select



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This is updated to reflect the Duron Harmon trade with the Patriots and Darius Slay trade with the Eagles

Entering Year 5 of his regime, Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn is firmly on the hot seat along with third-year coach Matt Patricia, with a mandate to compete for the playoffs from ownership.

Quinn has nine picks in the 2020 NFL draft, scheduled for April 23-25, including the No. 3 overall pick. The Lions have selections in each of the seven rounds, with two picks in the third round and two in the fifth round.

The Lions added two picks from the Eagles in the Darius Slay trade March 19.

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Last year, the Lions took Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with the 8th overall pick. Quinn’s three other first-round picks: C Frank Ragnow (20th in 2018), LB Jarrad Davis (21st in 2017) and OT Taylor Decker (16th in 2016).

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Here are the Lions’ draft picks for 2020:

First round: Pick 3.

Second round: Pick 3 (35 overall).

Third round: Pick 3 (67 overall).

Third round: Pick 21 (85 overall from Eagles).

Fourth round: Pick 3 (109 overall).

Fifth round: Pick 3 (149 overall).

Fifth round: Pick 20 (166 overall from Eagles).

Sixth round: Pick 3 (182 overall).

Seventh round: Pick 21 (235 overall from Eagles via Patriots).

Follow Marlowe Alter on Twitter: @Marlowe Alter.


The Detroit Lions made a bunch of moves to open the new league year. Let’s meet the players added to the 2020 roster.

Detroit Free Press

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