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2012 NFL Draft Results: Detroit Lions Trade Fourth Round Picks With San Francisco 49ers, Pick Up Sixth Rounder

The Detroit Lions have traded their first pick in the fourth round (117th overall) to the San Francisco 49ers. In exchange for the pick, the Lions acquired the 49ers' fourth round pick (125th overall) and their sixth round pick (196th overall).

The Lions must feel strongly that whomever they want in the fourth will still be around at No. 125. In swapping fourth round picks with the 49ers, allowing the Niners to move up to shore up their selection (Guard Joe Looney out of Wake Forest), the Lions gain a sixth round pick, which was originally forfeited due to their tampering charge. So the Lions could still very well get their guy in the fourth and then they gain a pick they did not have before.

This really can't be viewed as anything but a strong move by GM Martin Mayhew.

The Lions remaining picks today are 125, 158, 196, 219 and 230.

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