NFL Draft Results: Detroit Lions Select Nick Fairley

With the 13th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have picked Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley. Coming into the draft it wasn't expected by many that Fairley would be available come pick No. 13, but he slipped to the Lions and they decided to make an already talented defensive line even better.

In 2010, the Lions selected defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with the second overall pick. He was a force during his rookie season and helped make the Lions' D-line one of the best in football along with guys like Kyle Vanden Bosch, Cliff Avril and Corey Williams. With Fairley now thrown into the mix, the Lions' talent could very well make their defensive line the best in all of football.

Detroit's next pick, barring a trade, is the 44th overall selection. They currently do not have any more first-round picks, so as of right now it looks like their night will be done with adding another big nasty to the D-line.

SB Nation has full coverage of the 2011 NFL Draft at its NFL Draft hub and NFL Draft blog, Mocking The Draft. For more on the Detroit Lions, make sure to check out Pride Of Detroit and SB Nation Detroit's NFL Draft StoryStream.

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