NFL Draft 2011 Results: Lions Trade Up, Pick Mikel Leshoure

The Detroit Lions used the 44th overall pick to take Boise State WR Titus Young. Not having another second-round pick, Detroit decided to make a trade to get back on the clock in round two. They dealt their third- and fourth-round selections to the Seattle Seahawks and swapped picks in the fifth and seventh rounds to get pick No. 57. With the 57th overall pick, the Lions took Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure.

Going into the 2011 NFL Draft, it was no secret that the Lions had a need for a running back. They hosted a number of RBs for visits in the past couple of months, including Leshoure. Considering they gave up so much to guarantee they could land Leshoure, it's obvious they wanted him big time. They must feel he can come in and provide a solid one-two punch with Jahvid Best, who the Lions traded into the first round last year to take.

The Lions now have no picks in the third, fourth and six rounds. Their remaining picks as of right now are the 157th overall (fifth round) and 209th overall (seventh round).

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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