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2011 Lions Draft Picks' Numbers Announced

Shortly after Nick Fairley became the first Detroit Lions draft pick of 2011, it was announced that he would wear the No. 98 jersey. His college number was No. 90, but that belongs to Ndamukong Suh here in Detroit. As a result, he took Julian Peterson's old number.

The other numbers weren't announced until Monday. Second-round picks Titus Young, a wide receiver from Boise State, and Mikel Leshoure, a running back from Illinois, will wear the No. 16 and No. 25 jerseys, respectively. Fifth-round pick Doug Hogue, a linebacker from Syracuse, will wear No. 52. Finally, Johnny Culbreath, an offensive tackle from South Carolina State, will be No. 72.

The Detroit Lions' online store already has Fairley jerseys for sale. Considering Young and Leshoure are both skill-position players, I'm sure their jerseys will be up for sale sometime soon as well.

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.