2011 NFL Draft Results: Detroit Lions Select Titus Young

The Detroit Lions' second pick of the 2011 NFL Draft is Boise State wide receiver Titus Young. Barry Sanders announced the pick at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, telling fans in attendance that Young was the 44th overall pick.

The Lions' thinking behind this selection is that they needed to give Matthew Stafford a receiver than can stretch the field and be a burner. Young has good speed and could be a very explosive player in the Lions' offense, which now has the following weapons: Young, Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler and Jahvid Best.

Detroit's next pick will be the 75th overall selection. Barring a trade, that is set to be their only third-round pick and their only other pick on Friday night.

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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