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Detroit Lions select Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah with No. 3 pick

Jeff Okudah Ohio State University football defensive back
Posted at 9:54 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 21:57:50-04

DETROIT, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have selected Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah with the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft.

Detroit went into the opening round desperately needing to help a defense that ranked No. 31 in the league last season.

Lions ownership gave general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia a chance to come back after they lost nine straight and 12 of 13 games to close out a three-win season in 2019.

Quinn and Patricia will have a better chance to keep their jobs if their first-round pick produces as a rookie.