The Detroit Lions selected South Carolina State offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath with the 209th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. Culbreath visited the Lions within the last couple of weeks, and the coaching staff must have come away impressed, as he is likely their final pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Here are the first four picks the Lions made in this year's draft:
Round 1, Pick 13 (13th overall): DT Nick Fairley (Auburn)
Round 2, Pick 12 (44th overall): WR Titus Young (Boise State)
Round 2, Pick 25 (57th overall) (From Seattle): RB Mikel Leshoure (Illinois)
Round 5, Pick 26 (157th overall) (From Baltimore via Seattle): LB Doug Hogue (Syracuse)
Barring a trade to get one more pick, the Lions will close the 2011 NFL Draft by filling needs in a variety of ways. They added a speedy WR with the Young pick, a complement to Jahvid Best in the backfield by taking Leshoure and they now have added depth at linebacker and offensive tackle with Hogue and Culbreath. At defensive tackle, there wasn't necessarily a need for more talent, but the Lions went ahead and strengthened the position to make it their defensive line one of the most talented in the NFL.
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.